Statement from Newmarket Public Library

April 14, 2016

At the Newmarket Public Library, we provide a variety of recreational, educational and personal growth activities as well as a comfortable and safe meeting place for all members of the community.

Over the past few days, I’ve had a chance to really think about some of our recent actions to help make sure the library is a comfortable environment. I realize that my approach wasn’t the best one and I am committed to improving it.

I have chosen a career working in a library because I truly believe in what our programming and services can offer all members of the community. It was absolutely never my intention to come across as discriminatory or degrading to anyone, and for that, I am sorry.

All are welcome at the library. If there is a need to resolve challenges with individual patrons, we will address it with greater sensitivity, on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is a library that’s full of people where everyone feels welcome.

I invite anyone who would like to speak with me directly to contact me by e-mail at or by phone at 905-953-5110.

Todd Kyle

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