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Library Board

Mayor John McKean (Chair) [May 2016-2018]
Odette Bartnicki
R. J. Gamble 
Laurey Gillies
Michael Martin 
Maurice R. Pepper (Vice Chair) [May 2016-2018]
Willi Wildman

Vision Statement

The Blue Mountains Public Library celebrates culture and inspires curiosity, discovery, learning and creativity. Our library is a favourite destination with its flexible multi-use spaces and engaging programming for everyone. Our presence extends beyond the building through our interactive programs, progressive technology, online presence, and innovative staff. The library is recognized as a valuable community partner that contributes to a healthy and sustainable community.

Mission Statement

The Blue Mountains Public Library is a dynamic centre of community life where everyone is free to create, explore, learn and share in a welcoming atmosphere.

Values Statement

Our actions demonstrate that we are responsive, innovative, accessible and welcoming.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (PDF)
Strategic Plan Committee Report, July 2017 (PDF)
Action Plan 2018-Approved Feb 15, 2018

Board Meetings

The Blue Mountains Public Library Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 2 pm in the L.E. Shore Memorial Library & Gallery. The Library Board does not meet during the months of July and August.

Read Minutes, Agendas and other Documents

Library Board Bylaws and Governance Policies (PDF)

Presentation Request Form (PDF)

Why does the Library Board meet in "closed" session?

All correspondence directed to the Library Board should be delivered to the L.E. Shore Memorial Library, the Craigleith Heritage Depot, or mailed to the Library at:

P.O. Box 580
Thornbury, ON
N0H 2P0

For further information on the Library Board, please contact:

Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO/Secretary to the Board
519-599-3681, ext 148
libraryceo@thebluemountains.ca