Main Branch Modernization Project (MBMP)

We are very excited to announce our plans to update your Lethbridge Public Library's Main Branch.   Over the next two years we will be improving the facility to better serve the needs of our community, enhancing layout and design to allow the community of Lethbridge to better enjoy the services the Library provides. 


Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.  Join us for a month of movies featuring Asian stories, directors, and actors.

All films are free and will be shown at The Crossings Branch.

Dollars for Digital Signs!

Shannon Phillips, MLA Lethbridge West, presented cheques to the Lethbridge Public Library and Environment Lethbridge today. The grants were made possible through the Community Initiatives Program.

The $40,500 cheque presented to the Lethbridge Public Library, for its digital signage project, will see a series of digital displays placed throughout the Library’s downtown main branch that will display up-to-date information about Library programs and services, collection highlights, new initiatives, and partnered events and programs in the community.

Through the provision of grants such as this one, the Government of Alberta demonstrates that it remains committed to supporting the non-profit and voluntary organizations that continue to serve Albertans so well and that are helping to build Alberta for today and for the years to come.

Check the Library’s July/August Happening magazine for more info, including the additional contribution from the Friends of the Library for the signage.


 The Library will be closed on Monday, May 22 and will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26. Please note that the Library will be on summer hours from now until September 5. As a result, the Library will be closed on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. 

Comic Con

Love comics? Superheroes? General nerdiness?
The library is celebrating all these cool things with our first ever Comic Con on June 10th!

Come to The Crossings Branch, where there will be events for all ages to enjoy:

There will also be lots of vendors and artists in our atrum - discover new comics or buy something cool to decorate your very own Batcave.


Bring some snacks and join us to watch family friendly movies.
All ages are welcome to attend.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

FRIDAY June 16, 2017
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mulan (1998)
 [G, 88 min]
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroes in the process.

Ready, Set, Read!

Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended kindergarten up to grade 3 the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended grade 4 up to grade 12. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.

Main Branch (downtown)
July 3 - August 9, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 AM

The Crossings Branch (West side)
July 4 - August 8, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Participants are welcome to attend at one or both branches.

On Monday July 3 (Main Branch) meet our special guest, Slavka Kolesar, the illustrator for 2017’s TD Summer Reading Club!

Register HERE starting June 1, 2017.

Registration for Readers may be limited.
Ready, Set, Read! is not suitable for children with learning/reading disabilities.
All participants must be mature enough to attend without adult accompaniment.

Community QSA

Looking for a safe space?  Want to support LGBTQA rights?

In partnership with The MAT and OUTreach, the library is now hosting a monthly Queer Straight Alliance meeting on the last Wednesday of every month.  The meetings are open to anyone ages 16-21.

We meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch at 7:00pm.

You can also connect with the group on Facebook.

Library Events Calendar

Week of May 22 2017

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
9:00 am
10:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm

Calendar Legend

Main Branch
The Crossings Branch