New Library Board Chair and Members

Library Board Bid Farewell to Departing Chair and Welcomes new members


The East Gwillimbury Public Library Board bid farewell to departing chair, Moira Bell, at its meeting on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Moira Bell, a five-year Library Board Member and a founding member of the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library, served as the Chair of the Board since 2015.  During her tenure the Board developed new Strategic and Master Plans for prepare for future growth. 

With her as Chair, the Library partnered with a number of community agencies to provide new services like its monthly Food Pantry, Storytimes at Sharon Temple, and many STEM based programs at the Queensville, Sharon, and Park Ave Public Schools.  Additionally, the Library was positioned to implement emerging technologies to benefit all residents with a Hotspot lending program, Tech Help classes, and maker space resources such as a 3D printer, Ozobots, and squishy circuits.

The Board wishes her well and knows that she will be an asset to her new community as much as she was in East Gwillimbury.

Diana Robichaud, an experienced Board member with a 6-year service record, was duly elected as the new Chair of the Board on May 29th.  Diana has lived in EG for the past ten years and has built a track record of community service.  In addition to her work with the Library, she served as a leader with Girl Guides of Canada and on the Good Sheppard Child Care Board of Directors. 

At this time the Board also bids farewell to Loralea Carruthers, Rob Morris, and Loretta Whiteman with grateful appreciation for their years of volunteer excellence.  New Board members, Bruce Dunsmuir, John Gehan, Susan Lahey Park, Shaun Tanaka, and Janath Vesna will start on June 19th.

Under this new leadership, the Library Board intends to continue its mandate to build community by fostering learning and discovery in East Gwillimbury.

The Library Board meets monthly on the fourth Monday of the month except for a summer break from July to August.  Meetings rotate between the Holland Landing and Mount Albert branches.  Please email Michelle Alleyne, Chief Executive Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about meeting times and location.



The Library is committed to meeting the needs of those with disabilities and will provide, upon request, alternate formats and communication supports, in compliance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, Ontario Regulation 191/11 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).