The Lincoln Pelham Public Library Board is currently composed of eleven members. Six members are appointed from the Town of Lincoln and five members are appointed from the Town of Pelham. Library Board members serve a four-year term that corresponds with that of Council.

Board members’ duties include establishing committees, setting library policies, managing finances, planning, and ensuring that library operations are conducted in accordance with the Ontario Public Libraries Act, its regulations, and other relevant legislation.

Board Members

Councillor Mike Mikolic

Councillor Shellee Niznik

Donna Burton (Chair)

Andrew Colgoni

Ruth Gretsinger

Joanna Kocsis

Nicole Nolan

Linda Roote

Terry Teather

Jayme Toms

Stephanie Xamin

Board Information

The Lincoln Public Library Board and the Pelham Public Library Board merged as of April 1, 2022. The following mission statements were established by the previous library boards and have not yet been updated. A new mission statement will be created during the next Strategic Planning Process.

Mission Statements

Lincoln’s: The Lincoln Public Library is a community hub ensuring equal access to resources and opportunities for thinking, playing, learning, and growing.

Pelham’s: To engage, encourage, and enrich our community.

2023 Annual Report

Board Meetings

The Lincoln Pelham Public Library Board meets at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month, except for July and August. Currently meetings rotate locations and are sometimes conducted via Zoom. Contact CEO Julie Andrews at if you would like to attend.

2024 Meeting Dates & Locations (all meetings start at 7 pm) :

January 16, 2024 – online

February 20, 2024 – Maple Acre Branch, Fenwick

March 19, 2024 – Fleming Branch, Beamsville

April 16, 2024 – Fonthill Branch, Fonthill

May 21, 2024 – Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch, Vineland

June 18, 2024 – online

September 17, 2024 – Maple Acre Branch, Fenwick

October 15, 2024 – Fleming Branch, Beamsville

November 19 – online

December 10 – Christmas Board Dinner – location tba