The New Era for the Bookmobile

 After 29 years, Lethbridge Public Library is getting a new Bookmobile. The construction is underway at Intercontinental Truck Body (ITB) in Coaldale.

Thank you to our Donors

"We could not have accomplished building a new Bookmobile without the generous support of Board funding, a CFEP grant, a City of Lethbridge Community Capital Project Grant, and the generous support of TELUS together with individual donors such as Jennifer Mather, who is supporting the wheelchair accessibility feature in memory of her late husband Lynn. The contribution from Fleetwood Bawden School and the individual student donation from St. Paul's School were especially touching."

- Tony Vanden Heuvel, CEO Lethbridge Public Library

  • City of Lethbridge Community Capital Project Grant
  • Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
  • Lethbridge Public Library Board
  • Community Spirit Grant
  • Jay Bortnik
  • Miss Sophia Capriles
  • Issac and Mateo Alavardo
  • Jennifer Mather in memory of Lynn Mather
  • Fleetwood Bawden School

What is the Bookmobile?

The Bookmobile is Lethbridge Public Library's mobile branch. The Bookmobile has magazines, adult fiction, adult non-fiction, large print materials, adult DVD's, juvenille DVD's young adult fiction, juvenille non-fiction, juvenille fiction, picture books, board books and easy readers.

Who does the Bookmobile serve?

The Bookmobile's purpose is to bring library services to those who do not live within a convenient traveling distance, those with mobility issues, and those who attend a school, community center, seniors residence near a Bookmobile stop.

Where does the Bookmobile go?

The Bookmobile currently visits schools during the afternoon and communities during the evenings.

A careful selection process is used to determine the Bookmobile stops to meet the needs of the Lethbridge community.

Check here to find the location most convenient for you.

What will the new Bookmobile look like?

The new Bookmobile will be comparable in size to the current Bookmobile and will carry the same great material.

Here are some of the new features added to the Bookmobile that you can expect to see:

  • The new Bookmobile will be low-floored and have a wheel char ramp, making it 100% accessible.
  • Climate controlled entrances and exits will help keep the Bookmobile warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • The new Bookmobile has the ability to self-level itself once parked. No more slanted floors!
  • The two pop outs, one at the side and one at the back will increase floor space.
  • Tablets will be accessible for patrons to use while on the Bookmobile.
  • Two TVs will display entertainment and provide information for upcoming Lethbridge Public events.
  • An exterior book drop will allow patrons to drop off materials when the bookmobille is open and closed.

Expect to see the new Bookmobile at a location near you fall 2014.