Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Library Board

Library Board

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

The next monthly meeting of the Library Board will be held Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 1 pm. This meeting will be held virtually. To participate, we are using the ZOOM meeting software. To view the Library Board meeting through your computer (or smartphone with the ZOOM app) use the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83287338729?pwd=azRmQWRadzc2TFpQd3k3aUdmVUNDZz09   Passcode: 130816. If you prefer to phone in and listen live Dial 1-647-347-4685- Meeting ID: 832 8733 8729. You do not require a participant ID number, just wait on the line.

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
  • 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