B.C. public libraries are established under the Library Act and are primarily funded by local governments. Provincial government funding is also provided to support public libraries, library literacy programs and shared services initiatives (e.g Library Federations, Resource Sharing, OneCard, the BC Libraries Cooperative). Public libraries and library partners received $14 million from the provincial government in 2016-2017.
In B.C., there are four types of public libraries: municipal libraries, regional library districts, public library associations and integrated public library systems. Each library has a board that is responsible for policy development, strategic direction, governance, hiring and finance.
In Chetwynd we are a public library association. Our volunteer board is built from a representative from the Peace River Regional District, a liaison from the District of Chetwynd Council, elected 8 community volunteers and the Library Director who acts as secretary to the board. To be able to vote at the AGM and to hold a board position you must be 18 years old and a member of the Chetwynd Public Library.
|2017 Board of Directors|
|Directors at Large:|
||Peace River Regional District
|Rochelle Galbraith||District of Chetwynd