Library History

The late Mr. Doug Lamb had a dream and vision to establish a library in the R.M of North Norfolk.

He researched the availability of grants, and was instrumental in securing the support from the R.M of North Norfolk, The Town of MacGregor and the Province of Manitoba.

On August 10th, 1992 he informed the community by letter about the project.

September 27th, 1992 the organization meeting was called with 18 people present.

The name of the library: North Norfolk – MacGregor Library was chosen and the first Board of Directors formed:

President: Lorraine Chant

Treasurer: Pat Hyde

Secretary: Doris Bagnall

Members at Large: Joan Wolfe and Doug Lamb

Acquisitions Committee: Merna McDougald and Florence Evenson

Village Representative: Clare Tarr

R.M. Representative: Bill Wieler

The library would be housed in the old Bank of Montreal Building where the North Norfolk- MacGregor Archives Board provided space. Mrs. Lorraine Burt was hired as the first librarian.

Many volunteers and friends of the library gave their time and funds to establish and maintain a high standard of service to our Community.

In 2003 the councils of town of MacGregor and the R.M. of North Norfolk gave their approval and financial support to the shared ownership of a new library building.

On September 27th, 2003 the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new building took place with community members and representatives of all the levels of Government present.

December 7, 2004 we moved into the beautiful new and spacious building on the present location, 35 Hampton Street East in MacGregor.