Library Board

Our Mission

The Perth East Public Library will be recognized as the primary source in the community for literature, information, and access to technology. The library will continue to be a welcoming meeting place and is devoted to meeting all requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The library will contribute to the enjoyment, enlightenment, and economic vitality of our diverse and dynamic community. 

Library Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings which are held at the Perth East Public Library. For more information please contact the library at 519-595-8395. Board meetings are open to the public and if you are interested in attending or speaking to the board about a specific issue, please register as a delegation with the library CEO no later than the Thursday prior to the meeting. You can contact Kendra Roth - CEO at 519-595-8395 or by email at

Minutes of the meetings of the Perth East Public Library Board are available in the Perth East Township Council Meeting Agenda Package found on the Township of Perth East website. Questions regarding meeting minutes can be directed to Mackenzie Kipfer, Board Chairperson.

Next Library Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2020

  • The meeting will be held via Zoom.
  • If you wish to join the meeting please contact Allie Fallis at

Library Board Vacancy

The Perth East Public Library Board is currently seeking a volunteer Library Board member. Library Board members are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and management of library services in the municipality.

Interested candidates must provide a completed Township of Perth East Application form for Advisory Boards. Download the Application Form.

See the full posting.


The Perth East Public Library has developed written policies to assist the board and staff in ensuring the provision of fair, equitable and consistent service to patrons and responsible financial management of the library's resources.

A copy of the PEPL Policy Manual is available upon request by contacting the library CEO. Alternate formats will be made available upon request.

The library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Perth Community Futures Development Corp and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in the development of this policy manual.

Board Governance

Board By-Laws (February, 2015)
Council By-law appointing Library Board (December 2014)
Board Advocacy Policy (November 8, 2016)
Board Evaluation Policy (January 12, 2010)
Board Self Evaluation Tool (January 12, 2010)
Delegations Policy (March 9, 2010)
Planning (July 12, 2011)
Accessibility Policy (January 12, 2010)
Accessible Customer Service (July 14, 2009)
Emergency Policy (September 15, 2011)
Gift Acceptance Policy (September 13, 2011)
Inclement Weather Policy (January 2015)
Privacy Policy (January 12, 2010)
Procurement Policy (November, 2014)
Records Retention Policy (November 8, 2016)
Staffed Hours Policy (January 2015)
Unattended Children Policy (September 13, 2011)
Volunteer Policy (April 13, 2010)
Bulletin Board Policy (February 2013)
Children's Program Policy (June 14, 2011)
Circulation Policy (September 2015)
Collection Development Policy (September 13, 2011)
Internet Access Policy (January, 2015)
Public Art Display Policy (October 11, 2011)
Room Rental Policy (November 13, 2018)
Room Rental Agreement (September 14, 2010)