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Newmarket library CEO resigns

Todd Kyle is departing Jan. 15 to take on new challenges as CEO of the Brampton Library
2019-04-25 Newmarket library CEO Todd Kyle
Newmarket Public Library CEO Todd Kyle.

Newmarket Public Library CEO Todd Kyle is resigning to take the top job at Brampton Library this month.

His last day is Jan. 15, and his new role in Brampton begins Jan. 18.

Kyle was instrumental in implementing a number of key initiatives since taking on the leadership role at the library in May 2010, according Darcy McNeill, chair of  the library board.  

“My years at NPL have been among the best of my career,” Kyle said in a news release. “Helping to move the library forward and position it as a community hub for knowledge, learning, culture and technology have  provided me with the opportunity to work with a great team of people: the management and staff of  NPL. However, I’ve been looking for new challenges and feel this is the right time to make a change.” 

The Newmarket library board has launched a search for a new CEO and, in the meantime, recently retired Newmarket library deputy CEO Linda Peppiatt will fill the role of acting CEO.  

Kyle helped to enhance the library's profile in the community in a number of ways, McNeill said, including leading the expansion of the digital media collection, offering technologies such as 3D printing with the launch of the Maker Hub, promoting programming partnerships with community groups, and overseeing a services growth that lead to a 25 per cent increase in borrowing.