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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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2017 (1 vacancy - 03/2017)

  • Amanda Simard, Chair

  • Michael Tarnowski, Vice-Chair

  • Morgan Cunningham-Fetch

  • Jacques Héroux

  • Natalie Meggison

  • 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.

2017 Schedule of Meetings

Time: 6:30 PM (except otherwise indicated)
Location: Gaston R. Patenaude Meeting Room, Embrun (Town Hall)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2017
    (Training session for new Board members - Russell Branch Library)
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7 PM  (Joint meeting with Municipal Council)
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6 PM (Special meeting)
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017   - 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).

2017 Minutes

  • January, 2017 (translation) : English  

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

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