Bruce County Public Library Board Member – Patricia Symon – Honoured with Prestigious Award

Bruce County Public Library Board member – Patricia Symon – was awarded with this year’s James Bain Medallion at the Ontario Library Association Gala on Thursday, January 31st. This annual award is bestowed upon a library board member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in governing a public library within the Province of Ontario.

Symon has served as a Bruce County Public Library Board member over the past two decades. She has also served as the regional representative of the SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Service) board from 2012-2016. She has played a vital role in the continued advancement of the Bruce County Public Library Service and spearheaded the library’s success in receiving Accreditation from the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council in 2017.

Along with her leadership capacities, Symon continues to be a passionate advocate for the importance of libraries within their local communities. “Patricia is known as one of the most determined and committed Library supporters,” states Grace Dawson, Interim Library Director. “She exemplifies the value that individuals offer in shaping the continued development of their local public libraries.”

Patricia’s acceptance speech can be viewed online at: