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Your Library Board

Public library boards are governing boards, legal corporations with the authority to make policy and to govern the library's affairs under the Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990.

Interested in becoming a Board member? More information is available here..

To find out more about library board structure, policies and procedures visit the Ontario Library Association website at »

Meeting Minutes

All of our board meeting minutes are recorded and posted to the website in the right column of the "Board" page. They are in PDF format so you will need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader in order to open and read them.

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Brighton Public Library Board

Board meetings are held at the library or via Zoom platform on the 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 pm with the exception of July and August. The public is always welcome to attend.




Rick Hill

Vice Chair
Emily Rowley Council Representative

Bobbi Wright

Council Representative

Andrea Mensen


Catriona (Tina) May


Parise Herbert


Shirley Coveney


Beth Bruder

Heather Ratz Library CEO, Secretary, Treasurer



Brighton Public Library Staff

The Brighton Public Library has the following Library Professionals on staff to serve your needs.
Our staff are committed to providing you with excellent service.

Heather Ratz CEO Email Heather Ratz
Penny Kingyens Children's Librarian and Codrington Branch Email Penny Kingyens
Kim Reaman Assistant Librarian  
Andrea Wheeldon Library Marketing Clerk  
Greg Taylor Library Clerk  
Roz Gomez Library Clerk  
Sofia Shanahan Library Clerk  
Alyssa Lee Library Clerk  
David Porteous Library Clerk  
Logan Lloyd Student Library Clerk