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In Ontario, public libraries are created by municipal by-laws and governed by public library boards, as outlined in the Public Libraries Act. The seven trustees of the Township of Russell Public Library Board are appointed by Municipal Council after each municipal election and serve a four-year term.

Our Constitution

Board Constitution [PDF]


Board of Trustees 2019

To contact the Board


Board Meetings

The Board meets once a month except during the summer. Meetings are usually open to the public. Members of the public who wish to give their opinions on matters relating to the library can make presentations to the Board. To do so, it is necessary to communicate your request to the Board’s Secretary-Treasurer by phone or by email (Library CEO) at least two weeks before the next scheduled meeting.

Board Meeting Agenda: Thursday June 20, 2019

2019 Schedule of Meetings

Time: 6:30 PM (except otherwise indicated)
Location: Gaston R. Patenaude Meeting Room, Embrun (Town Hall)

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 – 6:30 PM (Small meeting room in the back of Gaston R. Patenaude Room)
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 – TBC Russell Branch Library

Board Minutes

Printed copies of the minutes of the current year are posted in each library branch. Minutes of previous years are available on request at the administrative offices of the Library (Russell Branch Library).

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes