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Our Library Board

The Stratford Public Library Board is a governance board that operates under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act. The Board is responsible for providing library services and programs in Stratford.

Board members, also known as library trustees, establish the policies, goals, and objectives of the library. They also advocate for the library in the greater community. The day-to-day operation of the library is the responsibility of the Library Director and senior staff.

The Library Board is made up of up to 11 Stratford residents appointed by Stratford City Council for four-year terms. The Board also has one city councillor appointed.

Board Members

  • Zac Gribble – Chair
  • Michael Corbett - Vice Chair
  • Kim Bardwell
  • Lorraine Butson
  • Ana Costa Reis
  • Jack Groothuis
  • Marianne Hawley
  • Danielle Ingram – City Council
  • Marthe Jocelyn
  • Mackenzie Kipfer
  • Julia Merritt, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary (non-voting)

Board Members may be contacted through:

Cathy Perreault
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
519-271-0220 ext. 113

OUR MISSION

We are an equitable, safe, and welcoming community where everyone can explore, learn, create, connect, and be inspired.

OUR VISION

We are a place where hope and wonder fly.
We envision a library which connects people;
inspires learning, literacy, and curiosity;
and sparks change for a better community.

Meetings

Library Board meetings are held in the Library auditorium at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month. Library Board Meetings are open to the public. Generally, the Board meets between September and June, unless additional meetings are necessary. As per Board policy, there are no permanent committees. Ad hoc committees are formed as necessary.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings will be held virtually through Zoom until further notice.  To request access to the Zoom meeting login details, contact Cathy Perreault.

January 4, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
February 1, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
March 1, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
April 5, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
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June 7, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
September 6, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
October 4, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
November 1, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes
December 6, 2022 Agenda Package Minutes

2021 Agendas and Minutes

January 5, 2021 Agenda Package Minutes
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June 1, 2021 Agenda Package Minutes
September 7, 2021 Agenda Package Minutes
October 5, 2021 Agenda Package Minutes
November 2, 2021 Agenda Package Minutes
December 7, 2021 Agenda Package Minutes

2020 Agendas and Minutes

January 7, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
February 4, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
March 3, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
April 7, 2020 no meeting    
May 5, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
June 2, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
July 7, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
August 4, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
September 1, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
October 6, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
November 3, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes
December 1, 2020 Agenda Package Minutes