Indie-Lethbridge 2019

One hundred years, one hundred stories. As part of the library's centennial celebration next year, we are currently seeking submissions for Indie-Lethbridge 2019. This second year collection will be composed of stories written by Southern Alberta authors, or set in the same area. 

We are pleased to announce the library will now be accepting children's materials and music albums as part of this collection. Anyone interested in making a submission can fill out the form below and either email the form to or return it to any library service counter.

Parent-Child Mother Goose Registration

Come and spend quality time with your child. Rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Registration opens December 10 for Main Branch and the Crossings branch. 

Main Branch, Community Meeting Room (810 5 Ave S)
Mondays from 10-11 a.m from January 21-April 1
No program on February 18.
Ages 0-12 months and their caregivers
Register HERE

Crossings Branch, Friends Place (255 Britannia Blvd W)
Fridays from 10-11a.m from January 11-March 15 
No program on March 1.
Ages 6-18 months and their caregivers
Register HERE

Baby Gym Time 2019

 Join us for a fun session of baby friendly activities and self-directed play on equipment just for 4-18 month olds. Family Centre, Parent Link Centre, and the Lethbridge Public Library are partnering for this amazing program. Baby Gym Time will take place at Family Centre West at 230 Coalbanks Blvd West from January 10-Feb 14 on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3 pm. These sessions are FREE. Please call 403-320-4232 to register.

5W1H of Risky Play Presentation

 Join us for a session that will explore the who, what, where, when, and why (5W), and how (1H) of risky play extracted from research-based knowledge. This presentation will take place on January 30, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Main Branch in the Theatre Gallery. Bora Kim is a faculty member from the Early Childhood Education program at Lethbridge College. This is a free and registered event. Register at starting January 2.

Family Literacy Day

Come to the Lethbridge Public Library on January 26 and take part in some fun Family Literacy Day activities!

The Crossings Branch
11:00 – 2:00
Drop-in Literacy Activities
Draw a comic, make your own bookmark, and take part in other literacy activities!

2:30 - 4:30
Family Movie: Wonder (2017) Rating: PG

All Day
Show off your library skills as you participate in a library-wide scavenger hunt!

The Main Branch
10:00 - 2:00 
Drop-in Literacy Activities with Community Partners

10:00 - 10:30

Drag Queen Storytime

1:00 - 1:30

Celebrity Firefighter Reading Guests

*Details subject to change.


Calling all lab partners!

Do you like to create, experiment, and explore the world around you? Then join us at the STEAM Lab this January 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 1:30-3:00 pm. Session 1 will run from January 11 - February 15. The first 15 minutes will be free build time, with structured activites starting at 1:45. 

Where: The Crossings Branch Library

Registration is now full. If you would like to be placed on our wait list, please sign-up here.

Registration for the next session opens on February 4.

Program Guide

 Our new program guide for January and February 2019 weekly programming and special events is here! Check it out!

Frontier College Reading Tent

Come to the library on your PD Day and visit the Frontier College Reading Tent. Aimed at all ages, the Reading Tent has physical and non-physical activities based on reading and writing. Possible activities include making your own recycled journal, a literacy obstacle course, and story writing.

The next visits will be:
February 8 from 10:00-11:30 at the Crossings Branch Library
February 20 from 1:00-2:30 at the Main Branch Library


Are you a slime enthusiast? Do you want to be one? Then join us for Slime-a-Palooza! This event runs from 1:00-3:00 pm on February 23 at the Crossings Branch Library.

You'll have the chance to make your very own slime to take home. Are you already a slime master? Bring some slime from home and trade it with other slime enthusiasts.

At 2:30 guest judges will award prizes for the best slime in three categories:
Grossest-Feeling Slime
Prettiest Slime
Most Unique Slime

You can enter either slime made at the event or at home. One entry per participant.

Note: This is a free program for kids who are 5 years and above AND their caregivers. Participants can stay for as long or as little as they'd like.

Registration for Slime-a-Palooza! is now full. If you have any questions, please contact the Crossings Branch Library at 403-320-4037.

Calendar of Kids Events

Calendar Legend

Main Branch
The Crossings Branch