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About Us

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 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.  Rhineland Municipality became partner in 2001 with the Rural Municipality of Thompson joining in 2009 and the Municipality of Pembina joining 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: Don Fehr
City of Morden Council Rep: Garry Hiebert
Town of Altona Council Rep: Cheryl Dueck Personnel Committee
RM of Stanley Council Rep: Bob Giesbrechet
Rhineland Municipality Council Rep: Hank Froese Vice Chair
Municipality of Pembina Council Rep: Chad Collins Board Chair
RM of Thompson Council Rep: Ron Rothwell
City of Winkler Citizen Rep: Kevin Driedger
City of Morden Citizen Rep: Wes Hildebrand
Town of Altona Citizen Rep: Laverne Siemens
RM of Stanley Citizen Rep: Bernie Loeppky
Rhineland Municipality Citizen Rep: Marilyn Dyck Personnel Committee
Municipality of Pembina Citizen Rep: Sharon Fehr Board Treasurer, Personnel Committee
RM of Thompson Citizen Rep: Jody Oakes Secretary
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To review copies of current board meeting minutes please click here.


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