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Petawawa Public Library Board

The responsibilities of the Petawawa Public Library Board are defined in the Public Libraries Act and include providing a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s unique needs. The Board ensures that the Petawawa Public Library operates in accordance with the Act. The Board meets once per month and is composed of two (2) members of Council and five (5) members of the public.

The Role of the Board

Public Library Boards are governing boards, legal corporations with the authority to make policy and to govern the library’s affairs under the Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990, c. P.44.

A board’s duty is to provide comprehensive, effective, and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s needs and builds community capacity.

The stakeholders of today’s libraries expect strong leadership.  Consequently, modern governance must reach beyond ongoing budget oversight and a regular strategic planning exercise to embrace new ideas and forge strong relationships that will support the library in its Mission, Vision and Values.

Petawawa Library Mission Statement

The Petawawa Public Library exists to interact with the community and to provide services and programs that focus on the recreational, educational, informational and cultural needs of the community.

Petawawa Library Vision Statement

The Petawawa Public Library will be a key gathering place for the residents of Petawawa where superior customer service and equal access for all is upheld.  The library will ensure that current technologies, resources and materials are made available to all residents of the Town of Petawawa through either on-site or web-based services.

Petawawa Library Values

  • Access: We aim to eliminate barriers to access for our services and our collections will be barrier free.
  • Community-Centred: We constantly strive to connect with and engage our entire community.
  • Customer Service: We deliver exceptional service for our community.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to create safe and welcoming spaces for our entire community, and embrace the differences in experiences and worldview.
  • Curiosity: We embrace new solutions and encourage creative thinking.
  • Integrity: We are honest in what we say and do, and follow through.
  • Literacy and Lifelong Learning: We support all forms of literacy and learning for all ages.

Check out the Petawawa Public Library’s website for more information.


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