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 through the Clerk's Office and is 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.
There will be a Finance Committee meeting for the Library Board's 2019 Operating Budget on Wednesday, February 13th, at 5:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Meeting Room.
There is a public Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor Board Room, with a closed (in camera) session at the end of the meeting.
The Current Library Board Members:
- Councillor Paul Carr (Chair)
- Councillor Garnet Thompson (Vice-Chair)
- Michael Roberts (Chair - Finance Committee)
- Beth Phieffer
- Gerry Fraiberg
- Councillor Sean Kelly
- Gregg Antworth
- Carol Feeney
- Mel Butler
Board Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Agendas are posted under Library Documents