Caledon Public Library

Library Board

The Caledon Public Library is governed by a nine-member Board which is appointed by Town Council. The Caledon Public Library Board operates under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act (R.S.O. 1990, chapter P.44). It is responsible for making policies for the operation of the Library; for obtaining appropriate funding for Library materials, services and programs; and for raising awareness of the Public Library in the community. 

The role of the Library Board is an important one and its members play a crucial role in ensuring the effective and efficient governance of the Library.  The Town of Caledon has begun recruiting for the 2019-2022 term of the Caledon Public Library Board.  Those who are passionate about the role of public libraries and are looking for an opportunity to serve the community are encouraged to review the Board Trustee Position Description. Details are available on the Town's website.

Caledon Public Library Board By-Laws


Board members volunteer for a four-year term that runs concurrently with the term of Town Council

2014-2018 Term

Janet Manning - Chair

 Paula Civiero - Vice Chair

Suzanne French

Chris Gilmer

Alexander (Sandy) Keith

Susanne McRoberts  

Lynne van Ryzewyk - SOLS Representative 

Councillor Gord McClure

Councillor Nick deBoer

CEO and Chief Librarian Colleen Lipp acts as Secretary-Treasurer to the Library Board

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All regular meetings of the Caledon Public Library Board are open to the public. A schedule of meetings, along with agendas and minutes, is posted online.

Any members of the public attending a meeting must abide by the rules of conduct identified in Section 6.17 of the Caledon Public Library Board By-laws.

A person or organization wishing to appear as a delegation before the Board should submit a written request to the CEO/Chief Librarian at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. The request must stipulate the subject about which the delegation wishes to speak.

The CEO/Chief Librarian will then contact a representative of the delegation to confirm the date, time and place of the presentation.  The presentation will then be reflected on the published meeting agenda. 

Each delegation is limited to a maximum time of ten (10) minutes to make a presentation unless otherwise determined by the Chair. Questions and answers from the Board are in addition to this time limit.

Any related written or digital presentation material will be circulated to the Board in advance of the presentation.  All written material must be received by the CEO/Chief Librarian at least 7 days prior to the Board Meeting.

Those who have not followed this process will require a 2/3 majority vote of the Library Board in support of the addition of the presentation to the agenda.