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August 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013 5:30 p.m.
Friends of the London Public Library Board Room
Central Library


London Public Library’s Vision
London Public Library is the Community Hub that strengthens individuals, families and neighbourhoods by connecting them to relevant information, collections, programs and resources.
London Public Library’s Mission
We are passionate about making a difference in our community, one person at a time, by enriching lives and empowering people through relevant, accessible, high quality library services.

  1. Apologies –
  2. Disclosures of Interest
  3. Changes to and Adoption of Agenda(s)
  4. Approval of Minutes – June 27, 2013
  5. Business Arising from the Minutes
    1. Filtering Feasibility of LPL Internet Wireless Service: Verbal Update
  6. Delegations and Presentations
    1. Energy Audit - Ameresco Canada Inc.
    2. Wolf Performance Hall Review – Mischevious Cat Productions Inc.
  7. Reports from Committees, Members and Staff Requiring Board Action
    1. Asset Energy Audit.
    2. Wolf Performance Hall Review
    3. RFP 2013-03 Supply of Library Collections Materials
    4. 2014 Operating Budget
    5. LPL 2014 Business Plan
    6. LPL 2014-2016 Strategic Plan: Progress Report
    7. Southern Ontario Library Service
  8. Consent Items
    1. Draft Agenda – September 19, 2013
    2. W12A Landfill Community Mitigative Measures Fund – Glanworth Library, Civic Works Committee, May 27, 2013.
    3. Letter from Josh Morgan to Merv Tweed, MP regarding passing legislation for the library book rate. (July 10, 2013)
    4. Letter from Josh Morgan to City Council regarding the Glanworth Branch Library. (July 26, 2013)
    5. From the Media:
      Two new London public Library databases give patrons access to 50 magazines and more than 3,000 independent movies, The London Free Press, July 1, 2013
      The library delivered to your door, Caregiver, July 9, 2013.
      A world of library resources at your fingertips, Caregiver, July 22, 2013.
      Library board takes to the streets, The Londoner, July 23, 2013
      Library patrons can see Downton Abbey debut, The London Free Press,July 24, 2013.
      Expanded ‘Down on the Farm’ attraction moves to beautiful park setting for 2013 Western Fair, Tuesday July 23, 2013
      Survey :Part of the process is an online comment Section, The London Free Press, July 28,2013.
      Comment of the Day, The London Free Press, July 30,2013.
      London buys more books per-capita than any other Ontario city, according to Amazon, The London Free Press, July 21,2013.
  9. Notice of Motion
  10. Inquiries and Other Business
  11. Report on Matters from the Executive Session
  12. Adjournment

Fall 2013

Publish Date: 
5 September 2013

Stamp of Approval

book cover image Robertson Davies a portrait in mosaic

Robertson Davies, celebrated Canadian author and playwright, would have turned 100 years old August 28. He is featured on a new stamp issued by Canada Post.

Pius XII book talk

book cover image Soldier of Christ

Did he do all he could? Should he be declared a saint? No one in 20th-century church history has attracted more controversy than Pope Pius XII.