Upper North Wing Closed for Renovation

The upper north wing is now closed for renovations. Information Services is available in the lower North Wing, including access to the Information Services Desk, computers, non-fiction, Community Meeting Room and Theatre Gallery.

Design our next library card!

Have you dreamt of having your artwork featured on a library card? Here’s your chance. Chinook Arch Regional Library System and Lethbridge Public Library would like to invite Southern Alberta artists of all ages, who live in the Chinook Arch Regional Library System, to design our next library card.
Contest rules and regulations as well as entry forms and a template can be downloaded below.
Entry deadline is Tuesday, October 10!

Early Closure

The library will be closing early at 3:30pm on August 25th for our quarterly staff meeting.

Candidate 101

If you are interested in entering municipal politics and want more information, join us for Candidate 101

Network with former City Council members to learn first-hand from their experiences.
Learn from guest speakers:
- Bonnie Farries, MA: The Joy of Good Governance
- Dr. Harold Jansen, PhD: The Internet and Campaigning

August 29th @ 7:00pm in The Crossings Branch: Friends Place Meeting Room.

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.

Drama, Angst, and Romance

This summer, our movies all feature teen protagonists. Watch as they figure out who they are, how they fit into the world, and who they just might love.

All movies start at 7pm at the Crossings Branch.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

It's time for the 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

This year, we're going with Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls Challenge.  To complete the challenge, you must read three books by the end of the summer:

  1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.  
  3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or an audiobook.

When you're done, fill out the form to tell us about what you read, and you'll be entered to win a summer prize pack.  You can also tag @lplteenzone on Instagram with pictures of the books you read for bonus entries.  The titles of and thoughts about the books you read will be shared on our Tumblr for everyone to read.

The challenge is open to anyone in grades 7-12 in Lethbridge.

Teen Volunteering

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

The library has some fun opportunities for you starting this summer, and continuing through the school year:

  • Join the Street Team to help plan programs and promote library events!  
  • Join our Tumblr squad and help keep lplteenzone.tumblr.com updated!

Teen volunteer positions are open to anyone going into grades 7-12 this September.  If you're interested in joining the group, email paige.mcgeorge@lethlib.ca or stop by the Crossings Branch and ask for the Teenbrarian.

WOTS Teen Writing Contest

Submit an original short story and be part of the festival!


  • Writers must be in grades 7-12 and live within the boundaries of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System.
  • Story must be between 500-1,000 words.
  • Story should be submitted as a PDF and written in 12pt font, double-spaced.
  • Include your name, email, phone, and school/grade with your entry.
  • Deadline for entries is September 9th and winners will be contacted by September 16th.
  • Stories will be judged on entertainment value and writing quality.

Send your short story to word@lethlib.ca!

The Word On The Street runs from 11am to 5pm on September 23rd at the library's Main Branch.  The top three writers will get to read their stories for the teen tent audience!

Library Events Calendar

Week of August 21 2017

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
1:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch