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Library Board

The Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery is a community meeting place that supports and inspires lifelong learning, creativity, growth and success by providing equitable access to information, print and digital resources, technology and the arts in a welcoming environment.  

The Library Board is appointed by the City Council and tasked with governing the Library and Gallery.

Board Trustees provide financial oversight for the Library and are responsible for all aspects of the operations, through the hiring and supervision of the CEO.  The Board meets a minimum of 10 times per year, usually monthly.  The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the Government of Ontario, and the Public Libraries Act, provide the legal framework for public libraries in Ontario.

Please contact the Library or see the Southern Ontario Library Association's website if you are interested in learning more about the role of Public Library Board Trustees. 

Are you interested in volunteering for the Library Board for the next term, January 2019 to December 2023?  Please note that the call for volunteers for the Library Board and other City committees has been made by the City Clerk. 

If you are interested in serving on the Library Board as a volunteer please submit an application to the Clerk's Department before December 7th, 2018. 

Click here for more information on volunteering for the Board or any other City committees.


​The Current Library Board Members:

  • Councillor Paul Carr (Chair)
  • Eric Lindenberg (Vice-Chair)
  • Michael Roberts (Chair, Finance Committee)
  • Gerry Fraiberg
  • Councillor Garnet Thompson                         
  • Sophie Andrews                          
  • Mayor-elect Mitch Panciuk
  • Mel Butler 
The next Board meeting will take place January 15, 2019 at 6 pm in the 2nd floor Board Room. Public Welcome.


Board Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Agendas are posted under Library Documents