Lethbridge Public Library Big Birthday Bash!

Help celebrate the Lethbridge Public Library's 100 years of service in our community. Celebrations will be going on at both the Main and The Crossings branches. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Main Branch activities:

BBQ (burgers, chips, and pop for the first 1,500 people)

Bouncy Castle, Collaborative Art Project, Instagram Wall, Maker Table, Scavenger Hunt, Super-sized Games, Pop-UP Adventure Play, Quiet Play Space.

Live Performances From: Michael Bartz, Beautifully Royal Birthdays, Buskers Association of Lethbridge, Cirque Sensation, It’s About Music Society, jamani duo, B&H Jazz Sextet, Karen Romanchuk Trio, Kavanagh & Hepher, Lethbridge Medieval Club, Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists, Lion Dancers, Lethbridge Swing Dance Club with Randy Epp and Don Robb, Rufus the Mime, Southern Alberta Trombone Collective, and more!

The Crossings Branch activities:

BBQ (burgers, chips, and pop for the first 1,000 people)

Big Bubble Bop, Instagram Wall, Petting Zoo (noon – 4 p.m.), Windcatcher Crafts.

Live Performances From: Michael Bartz, Beautifully Royal Birthdays, Buskers Association of Lethbridge, Cirque Sensation, jamani duo, Karen Romanchuk Trio, Lion Dancers, Rufus the Mime, Southern Alberta Trombone Collective, and more!


Letters for Lethbridge

Libraries are all about stories - but we're also about community!

As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations we are collecting YOUR stories about Lethbridge. We want to capture the experience of living in Lethbridge up to and including the year 2019 to create our version of a time capsule.

The stories will be gathered and reviewed by a team of story experts - including our Writer in Residence - and up to 100 will be chosen to be included in a bound copy of Letters for Lethbridge to be made available on the shelves of the Lethbridge Public Library.

To learn more about Letters for Lethbridge download our brochure and check out our writing resources.

Our writing resources list is also available online at: https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/1468241818_letters_for_lethbridge_resource_guide

When you're ready to submit, download our Story Submission Form (please use Google Chrome).


Tell us how we're doing!

Have you attended one of the following preschool programs this summer? Take a moment to fill out a quick survey - it helps us serve you better!

Main Branch: small 'n' TALL
Crossings Branch: Time for Twos
Crossings Branch: Time for Rhymes


Children's Summer Program Guide

 Our new children's program guide for the SUMMER (July/August). Click here.


Parent-Child Mother Goose Registration

 Parent-Child Mother Goose Registration
Come and spend quality time with your child. Rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Registration opens August 1 for Main Branch and August 26 for the Crossings Branch. 
 
Main Branch, Staff Meeting Room (810 5 Ave S)
Mondays from 10-11 a.m from September 23-December 2
No program on October 14 or November 11.
Ages 0-12 months and their caregivers
Register HERE
 
Crossings Branch, Friends Place (255 Britannia Blvd W)
Fridays from 10-11 a.m from September 27-November 29 
Ages 6-18 months and their caregivers
Register HERE
 


The STEAM Lab

Calling all lab partners!

Do you like to create, experiment, and explore the world around you? Then join us at the STEAM Lab where you'll get to try some fun hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!

Who: Children in grades 1-5

When: Friday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Session 1 will run from September 13-October 18.

Where: The Crossings Branch Library

Registration for Session 1 will open on August 21 at 9:30 am.


Maker Afternoon

Do you love tech? Do you love to create? Then come to The Crossings Branch where you’ll have the chance to make some pretty cool things and play with some pretty cool tech.

Who:
Kids who are 5 years and above AND their caregivers.
When: October 5, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: The Crossings Branch Library

This is a no-fee, drop-in program. Feel free to stay for as long or as little as you would like.


Drop-In Programs for 0-5 at Crossings Branch

Infant to Preschool Drop-In Programs
All drop-in programs start at 10:00 am in the Crossings Branch, Friends Place Meeting Room.
Siblings are welcome! No registration required.
Programs run September 9 – October 19, October 28 - December 7 2019.

Mondays – Time for Rhymes
Come join us for a fun program of rhymes and songs suitable for newborns to 4-year-olds and their caregivers.
Tuesdays – Time for Twos
Nursery rhymes, creative play, short stories, and books for toddlers 18-36 months and their caregivers.
Wednesdays – Babes in the Library
Nursery rhymes, songs, knee bounces, tickles, and fun for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.
Thursdays – Stories and Stuff
Stories and songs for preschool children and their caregivers.
Saturdays – Small ‘n’ Tall
Spend quality time with your child. Rhymes, songs, and play for newborns to 4-year-olds and their caregivers.


Social Story

Social Stories can be used as a tool to familiarize and practise for everyday social situations. Social Stories are often in the form of a short story, written from the perspective of the person that is experiencing the event. Check it out today! Pick up a copy in person or print one off for free! Click here to download our copy today!
 


Calendar of Kids Events

Week of August 12 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
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10:00 am
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:00 am
 
 
 
 
 
 

Calendar Legend

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Main Branch
 
The Crossings Branch