Library Board Members

Andrew Fournier - Council representative

Andrew is a Municipal Councillor from Hibbert Ward who joined the Library Board in January 2023.

Andrew’s Recommended Reads: Love Story by Erich Segal for the intensity of first love and the inevitable tragedies of life; The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, full of magic, violence and ultimate salvation. Favourite Band: Barenaked Ladies…with Steven Page!

Jesse Britton - Chairperson

Jesse grew up on a farm outside Dublin, and currently resides in Mitchell. He joined the Library Board in January 2019 and became Chairperson in January 2021.

Jesse’s Recommended Reads: To End All Wars by Earnest Gordon; In the Days of the Canada Company by Robina Lizars and Kathleen Lizars; Crazy Dave and Moose Meet & Wild Rice by Basil Johnston; The Ranch People by Frank J. Moore; Collapse by Jared Diamond; The Children of Men by PD James; anything by C.S. Lewis, particularly The Great Divorce, The Problem with Pain and The Cosmic Trilogy; When the Empire Strikes Out by William R. Goetz; anything by Malcolm Gladwell, particularly Outliers and David and Goliath; Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas; Understanding Jesus by Joe Amaral; Uncle John's Bathroom Readers, historical books by Stafford Johnston, Hugh Johnston and Dean Robinson.

Kim Wolf - Vice-chairperson

Kim moved to Mitchell in 2005, joined the Library Board in 2021 and became Vice Chairperson in 2023.

Kim’s Recommended Reads: “Although I swore I would never stop reading ‘real’ books that I can hold in my hands, I have begun to really appreciate the convenience of e-books and audiobooks!”

Anne Melady

Bio still to come

Anne's Recommended Reads: still to come

Annamarie Murray

Bio still to come

Annamarie's Recommended Reads: still to come

Kelly Reimer

Kelly moved to West Perth in the fall 2017 and joined the Library Board in January 2023.

Kelly’s Recommended Reads: Mystery novels, specifically by author Mary Higgins Clark. “And I still prefer to sit in a comfy chair with a true hardcover book in my hand.”

Allison Schultz

Allison has lived in West Perth for ten years, and joined the Library Board in January 2021.

Allison’s Recommended Reads: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, most of Jodi Picoult's books (especially Small Great Things), Jan Karon's Mitford series, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer.

Jacqueline Timmermans

Jacqueline has lived near, or in, West Perth her entire life, and joined the Library Board in 2015. She previously served as Vice Chair, and as a representative on the Perth County Information Network Board.

Jacqueline’s Recommended Reads: “I am an avid reader of historical fiction and biographies. Narrowing my top book picks down is difficult. I have read so many! I tend to enjoy non-fiction and hard luck stories that make me feel fortunate to enjoy the life I have. I could go on! It has been my pleasure to be part of the Board.”

 

The Library Board oversees the governance of the library and reports to the municipal council. 

Board Members may be contacted through:

Rosemary Minnella
CEO West Perth Public Library
519-348-9234
rminnella@westperthpl.ca

Library Board Meetings

Meetings of the West Perth Public Library are public meetings. Any member of the public wishing to appear before the Board to discuss policy matters should advise the Chief Executive Officer or Board Chair one week before the meeting.

2024

Meeting DateTimeAgendaMinutes
Tuesday
January 16
6:30 pmAgenda [PDF]Minutes [PDF]
Tuesday
February 20
6:30 pm Agenda [PDF] 
Tuesday
March 19
6:30 pm   
Tuesday
April 16
6:30 pm  
Tuesday
May 21
6:30 pm  
Tuesday
June 18
6:30 pm  
Tuesday
September 17
6:30 pm  
Tuesday
October 15
6:30 pm  
Tuesday
November 19
6:30 pm  
 

Meetings from previous years can be found on the Library Board Meetings Archive page.

Board Member Policies and By-laws

Library Board By-laws [PDF]

Library Board Policies [PDF]