The Public Libraries Act (RSO, 1990), which is a provincial statute, designates Library Boards as governing boards. The Act grants boards with the authority to make policy and to govern the library’s affairs. For the most part, library boards:

  • determine which services are offered by the library
  • seek funds through the Municipal Council’s budget
  • seek additional funding and grants
  • appoint a Chief Executive Officer

The Rideau Lakes Public Library Board sets and follows the Board Bylaws.

Rideau Lakes Public Library Board Members – January 2023

Maxine Weber
(South Crosby Ward)

Doug Franks
(South Elmsley Ward)

Pamela Cairncross
(South Crosby Ward)

Council Representative
Marcia Maxwell

Vicki Stevenson


Dustin Bulloch
(Bastard and South Burgess Ward)

Peggy Fletcher
(South Elmsley Ward)

Mary Roantree
(South Crosby Ward)

Howard Sedding
(Bastard and South Burgess Ward)

Becky White-Thompson
(North Crosby – Newboro Ward)

Lorie Truemner
(South Crosby Ward)

Contact the Board

Meetings & Minutes

The Board usually meets at the Elgin Municipal Complex in the hall on the fourth Thursday of the month, except July and December. Please consult our event calendar for specific times and for changing circumstances.

In keeping best practices for public access to Board meetings, the Board is following a hybrid meeting format with both in person and virtually using Teams videoconferencing.  Please contact Vicki 2 days prior for a link to attend as Board meetings are open to the public but we are following Teams security guidelines.

Meetings Archive

For minutes, agendas and reports from previous years, please visit our Board Meetings Archive page.