City Council appoints eight citizens and one Councillor to the Library Board. The Board is responsible for library services in our community. It creates policies, ensures that the library has adequate funding, and promotes the library in the community. The Board operates under the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990.

Mission

The Port Colborne Public Library is committed to providing the services necessary to meet the needs of our user communities.

Vision

Empower. Enrich. Educate.

Values

  • Professional courteous service
  • Community responsiveness
  • Life-long learning and literacy
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Operation efficiency and accountability
  • Innovation and tradition
  • Cooperation
  • Barrier-free, fair and equitable access

Library board and management

You can contact the Board by email.

 Board members
  • Michael Cooper (Chair)
  • Bryan Ingram (Vice-Chair)
  • Brian Beck
  • Valerie Catton
  • Harmony Cooper
  • Jeanette Frenette
  • Cheryl MacMillan
  • Ann Kennerly
  • Councillor Mark Bagu
 Library management

Board meetings

The Board meets at least seven times a year. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. If you would like to make a presentation, send us your request by email or by mail. Make sure your request arrives at least ten days before the meeting date.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, our regular meeting schedule is changed. We are not meeting in-person until further notice. 

2021
Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
December 7, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 2, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 5, 2021 Agenda Minutes

September 7, 2021

Agenda Minutes

June 1, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

Agenda Minutes

May 11, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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 Minutes

May 4, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

April 6, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

March 2, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

February 9, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

February 2, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

January 18, 2021

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

Agenda Minutes
2020
Meeting DateAgendaMinutes

December 1, 2020

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

November 3, 2020

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

September 8, 2020

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

August 18, 2020

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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Minutes

June 23, 2020 

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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May 19, 2020

Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams, contact us for details.

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March 3, 2020

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February 4, 2020

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January 7, 2020

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2019
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December 10, 2019

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November 12, 2019 

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October 8, 2019 

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August 13, 2019 

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June 4, 2019

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May 14, 2019

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April 2, 2019

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March 5, 2019 

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February 5, 2019

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January 22, 2019

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2018
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December 11, 2018 

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November 13, 2018 

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October 16, 2018 

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September 11, 2018 

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July 10, 2018

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June 5, 2018

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May 8, 2018 

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April 3, 2018

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February 13, 2018

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January 9, 2018

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 Contact us to view agendas and minutes from prior years.

Documents and policies

Strategic plan

2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Financial reports

2019 Financial Report

2018 Financial Report

2017 Financial Report

Board policies

Foundation policies 

Art Exhibits

Accessibility 

Children in the Library 

Circulation 

Code of Conduct 

Collection Development 

Delegations

General Gift Acceptance 

Information Services

King Street Sign 

Library and Political Elections

Meeting Room 

Privacy and Access to Information 

Procurement 

Programming 

Public Internet Service

Sign Rental

Teens in the Library 

Volunteer Policy