Library Board

Interested in becoming more involved in your community?  Consider applying to become a Trustee on the Haldimand County Public Library Board. The Library Board is responsible for the governance of the Haldimand County Public Library.  It is composed of six members from the community at large and one Haldimand County Councillor.


We currently have one vacancy to complete the remainder of a four-year term.  Your commitment would last until the end of the current Council term in November 2022, with the option of re-applying for a four-year term. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, Canadian citizens and residents of Haldimand County.  An employee of Haldimand County or Haldimand County Public Library Board is not eligible for Board membership. A full position description and application form are available below.

Please submit your completed application form by 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 to:


Office of the Clerk

Haldimand County

53 Thorburn St. S.

Cayuga, Ontario   N0A 1E0


Or email to:


Questions about the trustee position should be directed to Haldimand County Public Library CEO Paul Diette at 905-318-5932, Ext. 6111.  

Public libraries in Ontario are governed by the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter P44 and are bound by the requirements of this legislation. The Act defines how the Library Board should operate, its accountability requirements to Municipal Council and the Province, as well as its responsibilities regarding the delivery of library service. It defines the Board as a governing board, giving it the authority to make policy and direct the affairs of the organization.

As a governing body, the Board is the decision-making and legal authority of the organization. The Board is accountable for the whole range of activity of the organization and the results it achieves but is not responsible for carrying out day-to-day operations, which are instead the responsibility of library staff.

With a focus on the future, the Board determines the direction of the organization and decides how to get there through its planning functions. In conjunction with the library management team, the Board develops the mission, goals and objectives that will guide the library’s activities into the future. The Board is responsible for advocating for the library as an important community resource and ensures the Library receives adequate operating and capital funds to sustain facilities, collections and staffing.


Regular meetings of the Board are held once a month between September and June and are open to the public. Meeting packages are made available upon request, provided requests are made at least two days in advance of the meeting. Unless otherwise posted, all meetings are held at 5:00pm in the Garfield Disher Room at the Dunnville branch.

Schedule of Library Board Meetings

  • The next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd, 2020, 5:30pm at the Dunnville Branch.

Haldimand County Library Board Minutes

Minutes of previous meetings (2014 and older) are available upon request. Please email and indicate the year and month being requested.