Role

Under the Public Libraries Act and By-law 2121/85, the City's Public Library Board is comprised of 10 members; 2 Councillors and 8 citizen appointments, all appointed by Council.

The Pickering Public Library system consists of multiple service levels and facility types, to meet the needs of the immediate community (urban and rural libraries) and the entire community through the Central Library resource collection.

Pickering Public Library Mission Statement
To provide equitable access to the resources and ideas that inspire lifelong learning and well-being.

Pickering Public Library Vision Statement
Pickering is a city where learning is promoted in all its forms and promoted as a force for improved personal, social, civic, and economic change. The Library is the heart of the learning city.

Membership
2 members of Council
8 Citizen Appointments

Appointments (Term ending November 14, 2022)
Councillor Maurice Brenner
Councillor Shaheen Butt
Mary K. Anderson
Shawn Beckett
Ruvette Coelho
Mahjabeen Fatema
Akeem Maginley
Suzanne Pragg
Doodnauth Sharma
Sarah Sheehy

Mayor Dave Ryan (ex-officio)

Committee Contact:
Jackie Flowers, Pickering Public Library CEO, 905.831.6265, ext. 6222

For minutes and agendas, please visit the Pickering Public Library Board website