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Port Hope Public Library Board

The Library Board invites you to explore the services, programs and the facilities offered by Port Hope Public Library.

The Library is governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Board members apply to and are appointed by Municipal Council every four years. The Board is responsible for the effective management of library resources and for the quality of library service.

Board Meetings

Port Hope Public Library Board meetings are held at the Mary J. Benson Branch on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. with the exception of July & August.  On occasion meetings may have to be rescheduled.  Please check the Calendar section of this website to confirm meeting dates and times.  Members of the public are welcome to attend Board meetings.


 Board Members

The term of the current Library Board is 2015 - 2018. Current Board membership is one Councillor and eight citizen appointees. Board members are:

  • Kathy Dennis, Chair
  • Bruce Bowden, Vice-Chair
  • Greg Burns, Councillor / Deputy Mayor
  • Katherine McHarg
  • Michael Young
  • Jan Hill
  • Catherine Raby
  • Carol Ann Ede

Port Hope Public Library Board invites everyone to read the 2016 Annual Report and the Board’s Strategic Plan. Hard copies are also available at the Mary J. Benson and Garden Hill Branches.

The Library Board welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions at any time. Feel free to contact the Library Board by mail or email.

Port Hope Public Library Board, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2Y8