About Us

Mission Statement

“The Tumbler Ridge Public Library’s mission is to improve and promote literacy, intellectual freedom and free access to information for all residents of and visitors to Tumbler Ridge.”

Library Staff

Head Librarian Paula Coutts
Senior Library Assistant Samantha Petrovic
Children’s Librarian/ Programmer Chris Norbury
Library Assistant Sydney Blunden
Circulation staff Niki Urzada
Circulation staff Christine Cluett

 

Board Meetings

Meetings are held monthly in Room 1 of the Community Centre usually mid-day.  Board application is here.

For further information or questions can be sent by email to: info (AT) trlibrary.org

Board of Trustees

Trent Ernst Trustee
David Price Trustee
Roxanne Gulick Trustee
Jerrilyn Schembri Chair
Jan Turner Treasurer
Darryl Krakowka Liaison to Council
Paula Coutts Head Librarian/Secretary

Statement on Intellectual Freedom

Approved by Canadian Library Association Executive Council ~ June 27, 1974; Amended November 17, 1983; and November 18, 1985

All persons in Canada have the fundamental right, as embodied in the nation’s Bill of Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to have access to all expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity, and to express their thoughts publicly. This right to intellectual freedom, under the law, is essential to the health and development of Canadian society.

Libraries have a basic responsibility for the development and maintenance of intellectual freedom.

It is the responsibility of libraries to guarantee and facilitate access to all expressions of knowledge and intellectual activity, including those which some elements of society may consider to be unconventional, unpopular or unacceptable. To this end, libraries shall acquire and make available the widest variety of materials.

It is the responsibility of libraries to guarantee the right of free expression by making available all the library’s public facilities and services to all individuals and groups who need them.

Libraries should resist all efforts to limit the exercise of these responsibilities while recognizing the right of criticism by individuals and groups.

Both employees and employers in libraries have a duty, in addition to their institutional responsibilities, to uphold these principles.

Additional Information

  • The Tumbler Ridge Public Library operates in compliance with the Criminal Records Review Act.
  • The Tumbler Ridge Public Library’s mission is to improve and promote literacy, intellectual freedom, and free access to information for all residents of and visitors to Tumbler Ridge.

  •  Funding for the Tumbler Ridge Public Library’s continued operation as a Community Access Program site is provided by Industry Canada and the Federal Government of Canada.