Bienfait- Library History

Bienfait, Saskatchewan, Canada

Southeast Regional Library, Bienfait Public Library Branch

An organizational meeting was held on Sept. 24, 1974. Mr. Wahl from Weyburn headquarters was present to offer guidance.

The First Library Board consisted of:

  • Mr. Miles (President),
  • Hilda Carlson, nee Prescott (Vice-President), (see below)
  • Judy Dzuba (Librarian and Board Secretary),
  • Ed Gough,
  • Monica Trach,
  • Cora Lee,
  • Tom Gambles.

The Library officially opened on Nov. 15, 1975 in the Senior Citizen’s building, at 402 Carbon Ave.

  • The hours were: 2-5 P.M. (Mondays and Thursdays), and 6-9 P.M. Tuesday evenings.
  • The town’s library needs were previously met with the service of a bookmobile.
  • The Library Week celebration in 1975 consisted of a display of books at the Senior Citizen’s St. Patrick’s Day Tea.
  • The library had been housed in the front of the 55 & Over Centre for 29 years.

2 Librarians I know of:

Hilda Carlson, nee Prescott (1975- 1990)

  • b- May 6, 1922,
  • d- April 21, 2010 in Estevan, age 87

Shirley Ann Tuchscherer, nee Wagner (1990-2005).

  • b- Oct. 15, 1952, d- Feb. 11, 2005
  • Sister to my friends, Wayne, Richard, and Lorne Wagner.

The New Library is now at 414 Main St., opened Nov 20th, 2004

External Links:
(Note- These are NOT My Web Pages)
Link added as a courtesy to the Library only.
I can't guarantee the links will work in the future

Library Page 1 (see note below)

Bienfait Library Link(see note below)


  • Last modified: 2018/02/24 09:58
  • by dlgent