Lethbridge Public Library’s CURBSIDE PICK UP hours have been updated. We are now offering Curbside Pick Up, Grab & Go, and limited Computer Services access. Please see more information in our posts below

Healing Through Truth

Remember to remember.

In late May, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

One of the hardest realities in recent years has been understanding and confronting residential school trauma, and what changes we can make today to prevent these tragedies from happening again, and restore dignity, equality, and social justice within our community.

Lethbridge Public Library has incorporated many Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action in our Plan of Service and is committed to upholding the Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race & Social Equity.

June is National Indigenous History Month. Throughout June we will be sharing the Indigenous resources available at the Library, as well as hosting programs. Part of this will be sharing resources about residential schools. It is important for us to share these resources, because healing from tragedies, such as the Kamloops Indian Residential School, can only begin by first sharing the truth of the residential school system.

Working towards re-opening our Library spaces, particularly our Piitoyiss shared area has never been more important, as we work towards bringing our community together and healing.

Survivors of the Indian Residential School system and intergenerational family members can receive support through the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSS) 24/7 Emergency Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419.
 
Lethbridge Public Library encourages people to take this time to access the resources and information available to reflect on and recommit to developing a deeper understanding of Indigenous history in Canada, the journey towards reconciliation and how it impacts all Canadians.

Resources to reflect on our role in this process and implementing the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action: 
https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/1911470569_resources_to_reflect_on_our_role_in_this_process_and_implementing_the_truth_and_reconciliation_calls_to_action>

Indigenous Fiction Reads https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/978600097_indigenous_fiction_reads>

Indigenous Non-Fiction Titles https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/1428734737_indigenous_non-fiction_titles?page=1>
 
Programming:
 
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Discussion – Online via Zoom June 21 – 7:00 pm, register HERE
 
Check out our YouTube Channel HERE


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!

*Please note: Face masks are required when you visit Lethbridge Public Library to pick up your materials.* (City of Lethbridge Library Board Bylaw 2.3.2) Anyone unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional.

Visit www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx for more information on masks.


Internet on the Go

Internet on the Go at Lethbridge Public Library!

Lethbridge Public Library is excited to share that we are now offering Internet on the Go, a service that will connect you, wherever you are.

Internet on the Go is a way for you to borrow Chromebooks and/or MiFi hotspot devices from the Library in order to access the Internet on your own schedule, in your own home.

Both Chromebooks and hotspots are available for one-week loans. Items must be returned within 24 hours after the one-week checkout. These are not eligible for renewal. These items must be picked up and dropped off through the Internet on the Go entrance at the Main Branch and cannot be returned through the book drops.

For full details please review the "Internet on the Go" document below. To book your items please call our Computer Services line at 403-320-4102 or email lpl.infoservices@lethlib.ca.

Internet on the Go is funded in part through a generous donation by the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library.

In addition, we are also offering Printing on the Go, where customers can email what they need printed to print@lethlib.ca. For full details please review the "Internet on the Go" document below.

*Costs for printing: for a limited time there is no fee for the first 5 pages, then $0.25/page. Credit or Debit only.

*Please note: Face masks are required when you visit Lethbridge Public Library to pick up your materials.* Anyone unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional.

Visit www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx for more information on masks.

 


Limited Computer Use Access

Beginning June 16, limited computer use access is available at the Lethbridge Public Library. Please see the PDF below for full details.

*Please note: Face masks are required when you visit Lethbridge Public Library to use the computers.* (City of Lethbridge Library Board Bylaw 2.3.2) Anyone unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional.

Visit www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx for more information on masks.

We also offer Internet on the Go; a way for you to borrow Chromebooks and/or MiFi hotspot devices from the Library in order to access the Internet on your own schedule, in your own home. Click here for more details.


Lethbridge Public Library Service Update FAQs

You've got questions, we've got answers!

Beginning June 16, Lethbridge Public Library will be open for Curbside Pick Up and Grab & Go. For more details please check out: www.lethlib.ca/promotion/picking-your-lethbridge-public-library

Looking for our online/digital services? Please check out: www.lethlib.ca/digital-content

Wondering how to get a card? How to return your items during our closure? About Inter Library Loans? Or do you need to talk to someone at the Library? Click on the pdf document below and we'll give you a hand!

The staff at the Lethbridge Public Library are working hard and are committed to serving our community with ongoing services that are safe and meet our community's needs.

Our number one priority will always be to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers. We are in all instances committed to supporting a continuity of Library services for our community.

*Please note: Face masks are required when you visit Lethbridge Public Library to pick up your materials.* (City of Lethbridge Library Board Bylaw 2.3.2) Anyone unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional.

Visit www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx for more information on masks.


Picking Up from Your Lethbridge Public Library

Beginning June 16, Lethbridge Public Library will be open for:
 
Grab & Go Pick Up
Main Branch
Monday - Tuesday: 10AM - 8PM
Wednesday - Saturday: 10AM - 5:30PM
Sunday: 1PM - 5PM

Crossings Branch
Monday - Wednesday: 10AM - 5:30PM
Thursday - Friday: 10AM - 8PM
Saturday: 10AM - 5:30PM
Sunday: 1PM - 5PM

Curbside Pick Up (both branches)
Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: 1 – 4PM

Curbside Pick Up:
Please be sure to use the Curbside Pick Up parking spaces when you're picking up, and call the phone number indicated on the sign. If you do not have a cell phone, walk to the designated entrance, and ring the doorbell. Sometimes our Curbside Pick Up can be quite busy, and we are able to only serve 2 customers at a time. We thank you for your patience.

Grab & Go:
After you have received your confirmation email or phone call you will be able to come to the Library to pick up your items. You have 10 days to pick up your items once you have been notified.

Click on the pdf below for full details.

*Please note: Face masks are required when you visit Lethbridge Public Library to pick up your materials.* (City of Lethbridge Library Board Bylaw 2.3.2) Anyone unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional.

Visit www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx for more information on masks.


Spring Author Series: Dr. Jen Gunter

Date: June 24, 2021 at 7:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Join the library as we host Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism, for an online interview. The bestselling author of The Vagina Bible is back! Dr. Jen Gunter, Canadian OB/GYN and the internet's most fearless advocate for women's health, brings us empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice.

REGISTER HERE


Indigenous Awareness Week Mini Trivia!

* LIVESTREAM *

Oki! Join our trivia host for a special evening of fun!

Test your knowledge of Indigenous books, film, music, history, and more.  And if you don't know the answers - well, you'll learn lots of cool new facts.

Play along on Instagram Live by following the @lethlib account.  Questions will start at 9:00pm on Thursday, June 24.


Niitoyis Craft Kits

 Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day June 21!

Pick up our new craft kit with everything you need to create your very own tipi (niitoyis).

Design, create, and decorate, then play one of the traditional games included in each kit. 

Available at Main or Crossings branches and the Bookmobile while supplies last. 


Online Streaming Calendar

Week of June 21 2021