Library Board

“The library board's role is to provide governance, overseeing the purpose, plans and policies of the library.” Ontario Library Services

Douro-Dummer Public Library Board Members

Board Chair: Georgia Gale-Kidd

Vice Chair: Gary Rose

Board Member: Darla Milne

Board Member: Sharon McKeiver

Board Member: Diane Bonner 

Board Member: Councillor Tom Watt


Library Board Meetings

The Library Board meets 8 times a year, typically on the second Tuesday of the month. The next Meeting will be: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 at 3:00 pm at the Douro-Dummer Public Library.

The Board Meeting Agenda can be accessed the week prior to the meeting on the Township of Douro-Dummer website.

What does the Library Board Do?

“Under the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O 1900, c. P44, public libraries in Ontario must be operated under the management and control of a public library board. The Board is the legal authority of the library and is the ultimate authority for decision-making and has the authority to formulate policies concerning the operations and services of the public library. While boards are accountable for the library's services, they are not responsible for managing the programs or the people who carry out those programs. The board's role is oversight and monitoring of the library's performance. In other words, library boards are not there to run the library, but to ensure that the library is properly run.” Ontario Library Services (OLS)

Public Library Act

The Public Libraries Act (PLA) helps ensure free, equitable access to public library service in Ontario. To understand the key components of the PLA, this brochure is a great starting point.