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Board and Administration


The staff at the Brockville Public Library are here to help you find books, information, and to assist you when you have questions or run into problems. Together we help to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere, each bringing and adding our own aptitudes and experiences to enrich the environment in which we serve.


Emily Farrell-- CEO
Laura Julien-- Manager: Customer Experience
Mike Zuiker-- Custodian


Margie Bentley-- Resource Services Coordinator
Lisa Cirka-- Youth Engagement Coordinator
Brandy Smith-- Community Engagement Coordinator
Carolyn Yee-- eCoordinator


Melanie Graham
Jennifer Sechi
Dawn Dupuis
Leisa Price-Storey
Joyce Ferguson
Jackie Page
Maggie Kim
Tina Schaafsma


Lucas Arzoumanian
Victor Glasser
Bushra Khadra
Olivia Rossetti
Jena Wren

Library Board

The Library Board is made up of volunteer members appointed by Brockville City Council. Most trustees are members of the general public appointed for up to four years and a City Councillor is appointed annually.

The Library Board  is responsible for developing library policy and works with the Chief Librarian and Library management to oversee the Brockville Public Library. You can review the board's bylaws for a comprehensive look at their roles and responsibilities.

Regular board meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the library and members of the public and delegations are welcome to attend. **There are no meetings in July & December. Board members may be contacted at board@brockvillelibrary.ca


Please Apply To Become A Library Board Trustee!!

Complete and return the following application to the City Clerk’s Department by mail, email or fax to:

City of Brockville
1 King Street, West P.O. Box 5000
Brockville, ON K6V 7A5
613.342.8772 ext. 461 or 431

For your information …

Meetings are on the 4th Monday of the month, 5pm, at the Library. 10 meetings a year.

To qualify as a trustee a person must be:

  1. at least eighteen years old,
  2. a Canadian citizen
  3. a resident of the City of Brockville for which the Board is established,
  4. not employed by the Board, the City or the County.

Other qualities of a Trustee:

  1. An interest in the community, in the library, and in the library’s importance as an integral part of the community’s cultural, recreational and educational facilities.
  2. A readiness to volunteer time and effort to carry out his/her duties.
  3. An awareness of the social and economic conditions of the community and its disparate groups.
  4. An ability to work well with other trustees, staff, and the public served by the library.
  5. An open mind, intellectual curiosity, and a respect for the opinions of others.

  6. The initiative and ability to establish policies for the successful operation of the library and inclusive service for all customers.
  7. The courage to plan creatively, to execute plans effectively and to embrace diversity

If you have further questions about Board Trustee roles and responsibilities, please contact:
board@brockvillelibrary.ca or ceo@brockvillelibrary.ca

Current Board Members

Margaret Wicklum
Charles Quick
Jennifer Cullen
Cathy Tekamp
Chris Hannah

Library Board Minutes & CEO's Report:

Board minutes are published after they have been approved at the following board meeting.


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Upcoming Special Events

  • March Break at the Library
    "Try things and make stuff!" Drop in between March 12th - March 17th for free programs for all ages! Details

  • St Patrick's Day Family Celebration
    Stop in between 2-4 pm to celebrate with the Brockville Irish Cultural Society! There will be refreshments, crafts, songs and dance. For all ages. Details

  • Bookmarks Author
    Meet author Jennifer DeBruin for a book talk hosted by the Friends at 2 pm. Details

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