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Library Board

The Library Board is made up of volunteer members appointed by Brockville City Council. Most trustees are members of the general public appointed for up to four years and a City Councillor.

The Library Board  is responsible for developing library policy and works with the CEO to oversee the Brockville Public Library. You can review the board’s bylaws for a comprehensive look at their roles and responsibilities.

Regular board meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Library and members of the public and delegations are welcome to attend. **There are no meetings in July & December. Board members may be contacted at

Current Board Members

  • Nancy Bowman, Chair
  • Andreas von Cramon, Vice-Chair
  • Leigh Bursey, City Council Representative
  • Loretta Corbeil
  • Chris Hannah
  • Naomi McNeill
  • Charles “Chuck” Quick
  • Leah Wales
  • Margaret Wicklum

Library Board Minutes and Reports

Visit the City of Brockville’s document centre for our agendas and minutes.

Please contact us if you require an accessible format.

Join the Library Board

To qualify as a trustee a person must be:

  • at least eighteen years old,
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,
  • a resident of the City of Brockville for which the Board is established,
  • not employed by the Board, the City or the County.

Other qualities of a Trustee:

  • An interest in the community, in the library, and in the library’s importance as an integral part of the community’s cultural, recreational and educational facilities.
  • A readiness to volunteer time and effort to carry out their duties.
  • An awareness of the social and economic conditions of the community and its disparate groups.
  • An ability to work well with other trustees, staff, and the public served by the library.
  • An open mind, intellectual curiosity, and a respect for the opinions of others.
  • The initiative and ability to establish policies for the successful operation of the library and inclusive service for all customers.
  • The courage to plan creatively, to execute plans effectively and to embrace diversity.

If you have further questions about Board Trustee roles and responsibilities, please contact: or

Library Staff

Leadership Team

Emily Farrell


613-342-3936 ext.6427

policy, facility, donations, accessibility, business/accounting

Lisa Cirka

Youth Engagement Coordinator

613-342-3936 ext.6424

children & young adult programs, home learners, school outreach

Laura Julien

Manager: Customer Experience

613-342-3936 ext.6431

membership, book requests, hold, renewals, accounts, book clubs, Inter-Library Loans

Brandy Smith

Community Engagement Coordinator

613-342-3936 ext.6432

volunteers, galleries, BPL Perks, adult & young adult programs

Margie Bentley

Customer Service Coordinator

613-342-3936 ext.6428

community room bookings, home delivery, local history, geneaology

Scott Newman


613-342-3936 ext.6430

tech training and support, website, internet, exam proctoring, computers, virtual reality

Front-Line Team

Customer Service Assistants

  • Julia Farnsworth
  • Melanie Graham
  • Maggie Kim
  • Jackie Page
  • Jennifer Sechi
  • Leisa Price-Storey
  • Naomi Scales



  • Sam Arkeveld
  • Nour Khadra
  • Jack Sloan
  • Malcolm Tait

Support Team