Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch, Crossings Branch, and Bookmobile are open with new hours and limited access. Please see more information in our posts below.

Live Streams

Our services may be limited, but our programs are still running!
You can check out these live streaming programs and visit our YouTube and Facebook pages for even more good stuff from your Lethbridge Public Library.

Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library

During the COVID-19 pandemic Lethbridge Public Library’s commitment has been continuity of library services to the community. Our first priority is to keep the risk of exposure to the virus as low as possible for our staff, customers, and community. Our provision of services have been, and will remain, consistent with the direction and guidance of public health authorities, the Government of Alberta, and the City of Lethbridge. As we move forward with re-opening and providing additional services, restrictions on use of Library spaces and changes to the way we provide service may be required to comply with public health guidelines and public library best practices. Our ultimate goal is to continue to meet community needs and provide as much service as we can, provided we are doing so safely; however, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Restrictions put in place, and services provided, may change based on the evolving situation, and will be reviewed on a regular basis. During the pandemic and the post-pandemic recovery period we will focus our services and programs on helping our community face new challenges and supporting individuals and communities to recover.

Please click on the pdf below for Lethbridge Public Library's full re-opening plan.

3 Ways to Pick Up from Your Lethbridge Public Library

There are now 3 ways to pick up your items from Lethbridge Public Library!

Curbside Pick Up
Grab & Go
Browse & Go

Learn more by clicking on the pdf below for all the details.

Computer Access

Limited computer use access is available at the Lethbridge Public Library. Please see the PDF below for full details. 

Surprise Me items

Having a hard time finding things to put on hold?
Well look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the picking for you. Choose your format and genre from the list, and we'll fill a bag with items we think you'll love.

Once items have been selected, you will get a holds notice letting you know when you can come pick up your items.

Simple as that, and full of surprises!

Word on the Street Fall Reading Series: Janie Chang

Date: October 22, 2020 at 7:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Join Lethbridge Public Library as we host Janie Chang, author of The Library of Legends, for an author interview via Zoom. Chang is a novelist who writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from family history and ancestral stories. She is the author of two previous novels: Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road.

Her latest novel is The Library of Legends. China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China's western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the refugees who are at risk; Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends.

Register Here

2020 & Me - Teen Writing Contest

2020 has been a Very. Strange. Year.

Create a piece of writing that explores or explains your pandemic experiences this past 12 months, and enter it in our writing contest! Entries can be fictional stories, memoirs of real life, pieces of poetry, or long-form comics.

  • Contest is open to those in grades 7-12 with an LPL or Chinook Arch library membership.
  • Entry should be 1-4 pages long.  
  • Deadline for entries is January 5, 2021. 
  • Send your entries to paige.mcgeorge@lethlib.ca in PDF form.

The top three entries will receive a $50 gift card, a bag full of books, and will have their work published on the library's website!

Some ideas to think about as you're writing:

  • What has changed for you/your characters over the year?
  • What's the biggest impact that 2020 has had on your life?
  • What has made you laugh/cry/rage this year?
  • What makes your story different from others?
  • What feelings does your work inspire in your reader?

Calling all Wise Owls!

Did you know? Thursday nights are trivia nights!

Join us on Instagram Live at 9pm for Mini Trivia from the comfort of your own home. Tune in to answer a pile of curious questions from Paige, our Trivia Master.

  • Every Thursday night (apart from Wise Owls nights)
  • 9pm start time
  • Via Instagram Live – must follow @lethlib to take part in the chat

And for those who are missing the one and only Wise Owls Pub Quiz, we’ll be returning this fall to the Owl Acoustic Lounge! In recognition of social distancing, our pub quiz will look a little different – and you’ll be able to participate from home or the pub! Questions will be broadcast from the Owl’s stage, and teams will respond via an online form. It will be new and exciting, and we hope to “see” you there!

  • November 19, December 17
  • 8pm start time
  • Virtual broadcast will be via YouTube Live 

Online Streaming Calendar

Week of October 19 2020

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