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

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 in person on the third Wednesday of the month, generally at 4 pm, with the exception of July and August.  On occasion, meetings will be held at the Mary J. Benson Branch, 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 2023- 2026. Current Board membership is one Councillor and eight citizen appointees. Board members are:

  • Bob Wallace, Chair
  • Erin Coulter, Vice Chair
  • Lyndsay Caine
  • Susan Jones Bouk
  • Heather Briant
  • Eleanor Elliott
  • Erin Oxland
  • Gemma Sim
  • Vicki Mink, Councillor

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  email