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South Central Regional Library is located in the south central region of Manitoba and has branches in Altona, Manitou, Miami, Morden, and Winkler.

Our mission is: “To provide access to resources to meet the educational, cultural, informational, and leisure-time needs of citizens of all ages and backgrounds. The library strives to foster a life long interest in reading.”

South Central Regional Library was first established in 1965 as the Morden-Winkler Regional Library, as a result of referendums in both towns. Library branches were officially opened in the two locations on October 20, 1965. In 1976 the Rural Municipality of Stanley joined the system as a third partner and the library’s name was changed to the South Central Regional Library.  A library branch was opened in Altona when the town became a partner in 1988.  The Town of Gretna became the fifth partner of the library region in 1992.  The Rural Municipality of Rhineland and the town of Plum Coulee became partners in 2001 and 2002.  The Rural Municipality of Thompson joined in 2009. The Rural Municipality of Pembina joined in 2018.

The library is governed by a board consisting of members from each municipality, currently the residing members are:

Director of Library Services: Cathy Ching: Director
City of Winkler Council Rep: Marvin Plett: Chair
Town of Altona Citizen Rep: Norma Thiessen: Secretary
City of Morden Citizen Rep: Harry Dahl: Treasurer
Town of Altona Council Rep: Jordan Siemens
City of Morden Council Rep: Gary Hiebert
RM of Pembina Council Rep: Chad Collins
RM of Rhineland Council Rep: June Letkeman
RM of Stanley Council Rep: Ray Unrau
RM of Thompson Council Rep: Heather Imrie
RM of Pembina Citizen Rep: Sharon Fehr
RM of Rhineland Citizen Rep: Marilyn Dyck
RM of Stanley Citizen Rep: Bernie Loeppky
RM of Thompson Citizen Rep: Jody Oakes
City of Winkler Citizen Rep: Emma Montgomery

To request copies of meeting minutes please email: scrldirector@gmail.com

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