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Library Board

Oshawa Public Libraries Mission Statement
The Oshawa Public Library enriches the lives and potential of the people of Oshawa by connecting them to the world of information and to each other.


The next regular meeting of the Library Board will be held on October 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the McLaughlin Branch Board Room.

Documents for the next Board Meeting

Back Row (L-R) : Greg Reid, Grant Karcich, Councillor Dan Carter, Doug Thomson, William Thurber, Donald Johnson
Front Row (L-R) : Alaina McGravey, Gil Paterson, Frances Newman (CEO), Ted Aldridge
Absent: Lois Gillette, Rhea Smith-Schultz

Oshawa Public Library Board of Trustees (2016-2018)

Ted Aldridge
Dan Carter (City Councillor)
Mary Fowler
Lois Gillette
Donald Johnson
Grant Karcich
Alaina McGravey
Gil Paterson (Chair)
Rhea Smith-Schultz
Doug Thomson
William Thurber (Vice Chair)

You may contact members of the Board of Trustees through the Executive Assistant:
Karen Haley
McLaughlin Branch
65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1N2
905-579-6111 ext. 5213

An applicant for the Library Board must be 18 years of age, a Canadian Citizen and an Oshawa resident. Trustees sit for a 4 year term concurrent with City Council and may be reappointed. The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 6:30 pm. Meetings are held in the Board Room of the McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street, and are open to the public. The policies of the Board of the Oshawa Public Libraries may be found online, here.

Previous Meeting Minutes