Role

Under the Public Libraries Act and By-law 2121/85, the City's Public Library Board is comprised of 11 members; 3 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
3 members of Council (1 from each Ward)
8 Citizen Appointments

Appointments (Term ending November 14, 2026)
Councillor Brenner
Councillor Butt
Councillor Cook
Karen Danylak
Brett Kenworthy
Akeem Maginley
Fatema Mahjabeen
Abdullah Mir
Doodnauth Sharma
Sarah Sheehy
Kerry Smuk
Mayor (ex-officio)

Additional Resources

Terms of Reference

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