Our Mission

To inspire lifelong learning, provide equitable access to information, advance knowledge and strengthen our community.

Our Vision

An informed, engaged, creative & connected community.

Our Goals

  • Improve Infrastructure at both branches.
  • Strengthen our volunteer base.
  • Support staff training.
  • Create an innovative funding plan.
  • Pursue financial & working partnerships.
  • Increase collaborative efforts.

Administration

Christine Row

Chief Executive Officer

Monica Blackburn

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Children’s Librarian

Role of the Board

The Mississippi Mills Public Library Board has a Board of Trustees composed of seven (7) to nine (9) individuals, the majority being representatives of the community and one (1) member of Council. Trustees are appointed by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Council for a term of four (4) years.

The role of the MMPL Board is to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s unique needs. The Board is an independent body and is not a Committee of the Municipal Council. Although it is an independent body, it works with the municipality to ensure the community has a library that serves community needs of today and for the future. The Board is there to make sure the library is properly run under the management of the CEO/Chief Librarian. More information on the relationship of the Board and the municipality can be found here.

Board Members

The 2019-2022 board members are:

Jan Maydan, Councillor
Micheline Boucher
Cathy Peacock
Barbara Button

Warren Thorngate
Jeff Fraser
Leanne Czerwinski
Marie Traversy

Members can be reached via email: cpeacock@missmillslibrary.com

Board Minutes and Agendas

Board Agendas can be found here.

Past board minutes can be found here.

How we communicate with you

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Mississippi Mills Public Library Board is committed to complying with CASL and its requirements. Essentially, we will seek your consent to send you electronic messages (EMs) including:

  • Library notices regarding overdue library materials or fines
  • Notification regarding holds or interlibrary loan pickup up
  • Library newsletters, fliers, promotional materials, reminders and other library publications
  • Library programme or registration information; event/seminar invitations; contests

Library policies

Our policies are being updated. If you would like to review any policy please contact either branch of the Library: 613-256-1037 or 613-624-5306. Thank you!

Library Plans

Mississippi Mills Public Library Reopening Plan – incorporating necessary precautions and steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 (current to June 2020)

Accessibility Plan 2015-2019
Strategic Plan 2017-2026

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Mississippi Mills Public Library (FMMPL) is a fundraising group that works to support and promote the services of the Mississippi Mills Public Library. Run by dedicated volunteers, FMMPL helps the Mississippi Mills Public Library meet its goal of creating a strong library community in Mississippi Mills.

Anyone is welcome to join FMMPL through annual membership of $10/person or $25/corporate membership. FMMPL is always looking for new, enthusiastic friends to help support their fundraising efforts. Please contact friends@missmillslibrary.com to join today.

We welcome your donations! If you want to support the Friends by making a financial donation please contact friends@missmillslibrary.com.  Please make cheques payable to Mississippi Mills Public Library. Cash donations can be made at either the Almonte Branch or the Pakenham Branch of the library. Any donation of $20 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt. Also, please visit the Friends’ new Marketplace initiative!

Volunteers

The Mississippi Mills Public Library Volunteer Program expands and enhances public service in the community. As a volunteer you’ll provide important support services to staff and/or work on special projects. You’ll learn more about the library and its place in the community and observe first-hand how the library serves community needs.

Activities are as varied as delivering books to homebound patrons, assisting with seed lending library events, shelf reading, helping with the annual book sale and lots of other fun possibilities.

As a volunteer applicant you’re asked to fill out an application form and meet with a supervisory staff member. You also be asked to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

Please call Margo at 613-256-1037 or email mhaygoodings@mississippimills.ca for more information and an application form.

Employment Opportunities

There are currently no employment opportunities with the library.