Library Board

The Perth & District Union Public Library Board is made up of nine members, three from each of our three supporting municipalities. The Town of Perth and the Townships of Drummond/North Elmsley and Tay Valley each appoint one municipal councillor and two lay members to the library board for the four-year council term.

Board members are responsible for policy and funding decisions related to the library, as well as for hiring the CEO. The role of the board is governed by the Public Libraries Act, an Ontario provincial statute.


Board Meetings

The library board meets the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the library. The board is currently meeting in-person with a virtual link also available. There are no regular meetings in July, August, or December. Meetings are open to the public. Contact Erika Heesen for the virtual meeting details at (613) 267-1224 or

If you would like to speak at the library board meeting, please contact Erika Heesen at (613) 267-1224 or to arrange a delegation. Delegations are limited to 10 minutes.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

May 27, 2024

June 17, 2024

September 16, 2024

October 21, 2024

November 18, 2024


Board meeting minutes

April 2023 – no meeting

May 15, 2023

June 19, 2023

September 18, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 20, 2023

January 15, 2024

February 26, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

Board documents and minutes older than one year are available upon request. Please contact Erika Heesen at (613) 267-1224 or 


Perth & District Union Public Library Board (2023-2026)

Gary Waterfield, ToP – Councillor

Deborah Hamilton-Foley, ToP

Patricia Mertins, ToP

Paul Coutts, DNE – Councillor

Lillian Logan, DNE

Ted Parkinson, DNE

Andrew Kendrick, TVT – Councillor

Dawn Palmer, TVT

Tara Langford, TVT – Library Board Chair

Erika Heesen, CEO

Lynn Marsh – Secretary/Treasurer