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Mission Statement

Colchester-East Hants Public Library strengthens our communities by welcoming all to participate in the discovery, creation and sharing of ideas and experiences


Vision Statement

We are the heart of a vibrant community. We empower. We enrich. We inspire.


Our Core Values

Community Minded
We foster relationships with local organizations, businesses and residents in order to actively participate in the growth and development of our communities.

We enrich lives by facilitating creativity, exploration and cultural discovery through the provision of quality programming and resources.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering safe and inclusive spaces that are free from discrimination and harassment. We value individual needs, experiences and differences.

Equitable Access
We champion everyone’s right to fair and equitable access to library services.

We take responsibility for our actions and are committed to being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

Intellectual Freedom
We support and facilitate the free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society. We protect and respect each person’s right to privacy and choice, without fear of censorship or discrimination.

Staff Recognition 2019


Featured from left to right: Kim Legge, Shelley Mattix, Sylvia MacKenzie, Bernie Isles, Cathie Landsburg, Angela Headon, Tanya Chernyavska 


Cathie Landsburg (Truro), 5 years of service
Tanya Chernyavska (Truro), 10 years of service
Kim Legge (Mount Uniacke), 10 years of service
Angela Headon (Truro), 15 years of service
Bernie Isles (Mount Uniacke), 15 years of service
Sylvia MacKenzie (Headquarters), 20 years of service
Shelley Mattix (Headquarters), 20 years of service

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication!

Staff Directory

Headquarters / Truro Branch

Administrative Services

Chief Executive Officer Tiffany Bartlett
Finance Administrator Kathy Little
Human Resources Administrator Shelley Mattix

Adult Services

Head of Circulation & Adult Services     Lesley Brann
Adult Services Assistant Angela Headon
Adult Programming Assistants Tetyana Chernyavska
  Laura Miedema
Adult Services Clerks Tetyana Chernyavska
  Debbie McDougall
  Sylvia MacKenzie
  Naomi MacKinnon
   Laura Miedema
Interlibrary Loans Clerks Charlene Brightman
  Amy West
  Sheryl Robinson

Youth Services

Head of  Youth Services Jenn Atkinson
Youth Services Assistant Cathie Landsburg
Children's & Outreach Programming Coordinator    Karen Smith
Teen Services Coordinator  
Teen Programming Assistant  Shawn Boomer
Youth Services Clerks Debbie McDougall

Circulation Services

Adult Services Assistant                                           Angela Headon
Youth Services Assistant Cathie Landsburg
Circulation Clerks Christine Goodwin
  Debbie McDougall
  Naomi MacKinnon

Automated and Technical Services

Head of Systems & Technical Services Bill Morgan
Systems Administrator                                    Sylvia MacKenzie
Automated & Technical Services Clerks Lori MacWha
   Sheryl Robinson


Public Services Librarian                         Sarah Wood
Technology Programming Assistant Megan Cameron

Outreach Services

Books by Mail & Satellite Services Assistant  Charlene Brightman
Deliveries & Vehicle Maintenance Clerk       Jason Barnhill
Kennetcook  Christine Goodwin
Middle Stewiacke  Christine Goodwin


Security                                                        Paladin Security 


Elmsdale Branch
Branch Manager                                                 Patti Miller
Branch Assistant Melanie Good
Circulation Clerks Margot Bower
  Layne Ramberg
  Catherine Adams
General Clerks                       Joseph Humphrey
Mount Uniacke Branch
Branch Manager                                                 Kim Legge
Branch Assistants                   Bernie Isles
  Karri Power


Stewiacke Branch
Branch Manager                                                Denise Sheppard
Branch Assistant Sharmon MacPhee
Circulation Clerks Catherine Adams
  Meghan Jamieson 


Tatamagouche Branch
Branch Manager                                                Desirée Jans
Branch Assistant Amy West
Circulation Clerks     Sharon Norman
  Debbie Plestid