Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Library Board

Library Board

Board meeting will be via web conference on June 17, 2020 

In accordance with the provisions of the Public Libraries Act, R.S 1990. C.44 the Port Hope Public Library Board will be conducting a monthly board meeting via web conference on June 17, 2020.  Time to be announced. The public can attend and instructions will be provided here shortly.

Margaret Scott MLS, CEO | Chief Librarian

The next Library Board meeting will be on June 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm via web conference. Meetings are open to the public. Here is the information for you to join the meeting: Virtually https://my.rp1.vc/join/?room_id=308749 pinCode=9683416

or on the phone 1-833-247-7123, Participant code 9683416

Port Hope Public Library Board

The Library Board invites you to explore the services, programs and the facilities offered by Port Hope Public Library.

The Library is governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Board members apply to and are appointed by Municipal Council every four years. The Board is responsible for the effective management of library resources and for the quality of library service.

Board Meetings

Library Board Meeting Respect and Acknowledgment Declaration: We believe that acknowledging territory shows recognition of and respect for Indigenous Peoples, both in the past and the present. "We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Mississauga Nations”. We believe that recognition and respect are essential elements of establishing healthy, reciprocal relations and are key to reconciliation.

Port Hope Public Library Board meetings are held at the Mary J. Benson Branch on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of July and August.  On occasion, meetings will be held at the Port Hope Community Hub in Canton or meetings may have to be rescheduled.  Please check the Calendar section of this website to confirm meeting dates, times and location.  Members of the public are welcome to attend Board meetings.

Board Members

The term of the current Library Board is 2019 - 2022. Current Board membership is one Councillor and eight citizen appointees. Board members are:

  • Laurie Carr, Councillor
  • Kathy Dennis, Vice Chair
  • Carol Ann Moore Ede
  • Jennifer Keyes, Chair
  • Will Lambert
  • Katherine McHarg
  • Terry Moore
  • Catherine Raby
  • Liz Stewart

Port Hope Public Library Board invites everyone to read the Annual Report and the Board’s Strategic Plan. Hard copies are also available at the Mary J. Benson Branch and The Hub at Canton.

The Library Board welcomes your questions, comments, and suggestions at any time. Feel free to contact the Library Board by mail or email.

Port Hope Public Library Board, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2Y8