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Odette Bartnicki (Chair) [Apr 2018-End of Board Term]
Maurice R. Pepper (Vice Chair) [Mar 2018- End of Board Term]
R. J. Gamble 
Laurey Gillies
Michael Martin 
John McKean
Willi Wildman

Community Consultation 

  • The Board is holding a Community Consultation on Thursday June 14, 2018.  Please join us and help us shape the future of The Blue Mountains Public Library System (Library, Museum, Gallery). Invitation

  • The CEO is now scheduling focus groups to research user group needs.  This will inform the Strategic Plan 2018-2022.  If interested, please contact the Circulation Desks to receive more information.

  • Over the summer 2018, the CEO and staff are conducting surveys.  These will change after a few weeks on site, but will remain available on the website as well.

Please consider providing feedback on this weeks short User Survey.  Your feedback will inform our practice!

User Survey #1: Website

User Survey #2: Mission Statement [closes May 14]

User Survey #3: Programming

Vision Statement

Being Updated Now!  The Vision will be released following community consultation in Summer 2018

Mission Statement

The Blue Mountains Public Library is the dynamic centre of community engagement where everyone is free to create, explore, learn, research and connect in an inclusive environment. Updated May 2018 by community vote.

Values Statement

Values Word Map




Strategic Plan

Action Plan 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, no less than ten months a year.  You may wish to visit our other pages found at the sidebar. 

  • On the Board Agenda and Minutes you will find each of our Open Session Board packages, loaded 1 week prior to the meeting, as well as Minutes for these meetings following the next regular meeting.  You will also find how to add your voice to our meetings including making a deputation or providing ublic input on the agenda.
  • Library Policies and Plans has every public policy and plan for the Library including Board, staff, and patron specific documents.
  • Closed Sessions explains how and why the Board may choose to enter into Closed Session.  These are rare and may only be conducted according to the Public Libraries Act specifications.
  • We also have a current section called User Surveys.  As the Board prepares research to develope the four year Strategic Plan, community input is needed.  All community members (users and not) are encouraged to visit this site often.  Surveys are launched approximately every 2 weeks!


All correspondence directed to the Library Board should be directed to the Board Secretary: Dr. Sabrina Saunders LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca; delivered to L.E. Shore Memorial Library or 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

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Town of the Blue Mountains and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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Funded by a grant from the Trillium Foundation