Books Make the Best Gifts 2023

We're probably biased, but we think that the best presents are books! 

We've compiled lists of our favourite books published in 2023, and there are awesome titles for all ages.  Take our suggestions to the bookstore and check off everyone on your shopping list!

"Grand" Time - Crossings

Calling all kids and their grandparents, grand-guardians, or any other caregivers! Come join us for a "Grand" Time at the Library.

Friday, December 8, 1:00-3:00 PM - The Crossings Branch
Wooden keepsakes
Decorate some cute wooden keepsakes to take home.

This is a free monthly, drop-in program.

12 Days of Giving

Support the food banks this winter by bringing donations of non-perishable food to the library branches!

We're collecting for the Lethbridge Food Bank and the Interfaith Food Bank until December 12.  Look for the bins by our Customer Service Desks!

Throughout December, you can also bring gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to the Crossings Branch to fill our mitten tree.  All the warm things will be donated to local charities to keep Lethbridge cozy this winter.

Parent Connect

 Meet with other parents, caregivers, and organizations in your community. Connect over a cup of coffee and a light snack! Children welcome.

Main Branch, Kids' Corner

Nov 22: Interfaith Food Bank
Nov 29: Galt Museum & Fort Whoop-Up

Dec 6: Parents as Teachers
Dec 13: AHS Oral Health Program

Spelling Bee & Mini-Bee

 Have you heard the buzz? Lethbridge Public Library will be hosting two spelling bees in 2024. 
Are you interested in joining? See which Spelling Bee you are eligible to participate in:
1) If you are currently in Grade 1, 2 or 3, then the Spelling Mini-Bee is for you! 
The Spelling Mini-Bee will be held on Saturday January 24 at 2 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery (Main Branch). 

2) If you are currently in Grade 4, 5 or 6, then the Lethbridge Public Library Spelling Bee is for you! 
The Spelling Bee will be held on February 10 at 2 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)
There will be two OPTIONAL practice sessions for Spelling Bee & Mini-Bee Participants: January 13 & 20 from 2:30 -3:30 a.m. in the Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

Space for both Bees is limited.
This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.
Register HERERegistration opens November 14, 2023.
Make sure to view/download the digital copy of the Speller's Guide  (Spelling Guide will be made available in September) or pick one up from the Main Branch.

Heures de Contes

Main Branch: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
Crossings Branch: Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 AM Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15

Partez à la découverte des nouveaux mondes fantastiques à travers contes et chansons en compagnie de Destiny. Nous nous retrouverons pour lire un livre, chanter des comptines et jouer de la musique. C’est un excellent moyen de rencontrer d’autres parents et de participer à une activité parents-enfants. Pour les enfants de 0 à 5 ans accompagnés de leurs parents ou tuteurs.

Discover new fantastic worlds through tales and songs in the company of Destiny, from le Centre d’Appui Familial. Join Destiny to read a book, sing nursery rhymes and play music. It’s a great way to meet other parents and take part in a parent-child activity! Please note that this program is lead entirely in French. This drop-in program is for children 0-5 with their caregivers.

Surprise Me items

Don't know what to read next?
Look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the choosing for you. Select your formats and genres 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 surprises.

Simple as that, and a fun way to enjoy the library!

Kids Events Calendar

Week of December 4 2023

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
10:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch