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About Your Library
Your library exists to promote the communication
of ideas, develop informed citizens and enrich the
cultural and intellectual lives of the people of
Russell Township.

Public Library Board

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.

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Public Library Board position available

The Township of Russell is seeking to fill one position from members of the public on the Public Library Board.
* must be eighteen years of age or over;
* mustbe a Canadian Citizen;
* must be a resident of the Township of Russell;
* preferably bilingual (English/French).
Term: 2016-2018 
Deadline: August 18, 2016  4 PM
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2 position currently vacant

  • Amanda Simard, Chair

  • Michael Tarnowski, Vice-Chair

  • Marc Charron

  • Morgan Cunningham-Fetch

  • Cindy Saucier


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 (613.445.5331) or by e-mail (claire.dionne@russellbiblio.com) at least two weeks before the next scheduled meeting.

2016 Schedule of Meetings

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Gaston R. Patenaude Meeting Room, Embrun (Town Hall)
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • Monday, April 11, 2016 - Special meeting (2015 Audited Financial Statements)
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
  • Monday, June 27, 2016
    (MEETING postponed to July 4th and then cancelled - lack of quorum)
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 : 6:30 PM (Joint meeting with Municipal Council)
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 : 7:30 PM - Russell Branch Library


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).

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

Board documents are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.
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