Spelling Bees

Do you spurn spellchecker?  Love a good lexicon?  Have a flair for knowing where to put "i" and "e"?
Then join us for the Lethbridge Public Library's Spelling Bee and Spelling Mini-Bee!

For Grade 1, 2, 3 students:  
Participate in the Lethbridge Public Library's Spelling Mini Bee.
Saturday October 21, 2017
2:00 pm
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

For Grade 4, 5, 6 students:  
Paricipate in the Lethbridge Public Library's Spelling Bee. 
Saturday October 28, 2017 
2:00 pm
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.
Registration will open HERE on September 1, 2017.
Registrants will receive a confirmation email. The downloadable Speller's Guide is available HERE.

Trophies are graciously provided by The Engravers.


Alberta's 2017 Nutrition Report Card

Alberta’s Nutrition Report Card is designed to provide a snapshot of whether Alberta is making the healthy choice the easy choice for children and youth.

Join Healthy Lethbridge as Dr. Kim Raine, lead researcher on Alberta’s Nutrition Report Card, presents her findings and recommendations on how we support healthy food environments, and how Lethbridge can do better than a C grade!

November 23, 1:30pm
Theatre Gallery, Main Branch


Parent Child Mother Goose

Come together with your child to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Spend time bonding and learning new ways to interact.

Program runs for 10 weeks.
Main Branch: September start.
The Crossings: October start.

Please note:
Choose your participation location based on your baby's age. 
Main Branch is offering PCMG for ages 0-12 months on
MONDAYS (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
The Crossings is offering PCMG for babies/toddlers 6-18 months
on FRIDAYS (10:30 - 11:30 AM).
This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.

Main Branch
 (Babies 0-12 months): Register HERE.
The Crossings Branch (Babies /toddlers 6-18 months): Register HERE.


Ready, Set, Read!

Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended grade 1 up to grade 3 the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended grade 4 up to grade 12. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.
 
Main Branch (downtown)
September 15 - October 20, 2017
November 3 - December 8, 2017
FRIDAYS
1:30 - 2:30 PM 

Registration is required. Readers and volunteers please register for the November 3 to December 8, 2017 session HERE.
Registration for Readers may be limited.
Ready, Set, Read! is not suitable for children with learning/reading disabilities.
All participants must be mature enough to attend without adult accompaniment.


Donuts with Dad

Read a story, eat a donut, bond with Dad.
Don't worry if Dad isn't available, all caregivers are welcome.
Fun for children of all ages.

SATURDAY November 25, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Kids' Corner (Main Branch)


iMovie-Makers

If you are 9 - 12 years old and love to make your own movies, then this NEW program, iMovie-Makers, is for YOU!
Learn to brainstorm ideas, create a storyboard, write a basic script, film, and edit your very own short movies!
Bring your ideas and we'll provide the iPads!

THURSDAYS 7:00 - 8:00 pm
September 14 - October 19
Kids' Corner (Main Branch)

Space is limited.
This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.
Registration for the November 2nd to December 7 session will open HERE on October 6.


Roving Gym

The Roving Gym is back!
As the weather turns colder, join the Lethbridge Early Years Coalition, the Lethbridge Sport Council, and the Lethbridge Public Library for an hour of engaging and active play with your preschooler.

What is a 'Roving Gym'?
"Roving Gyms" offer a free indoor play space for parents and caregivers of preschool aged children.  This program will encourage physical literacy, allow families to connect with other families, while children to have a great time playing!

Theatre Gallery (Main Branch):
October 7, November 18, 
December 2, December 16.
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Friends Place (The Crossings):
October 21
10:00 - 11:00 AM

For more information click HERE.


Love board games?

If you love playing board games, you should come to the library!

Drop by the Crossings Branch during evenings or weekends to play games from our collection - for free!  You can't take the games home, but we have lots of comfy chairs and big tables that are perfect for Risk, Catan, Carcassonne, Monopoly, Munchkin, and more.

Just stop by the front desk and ask the staff to show you where the games are.


Fall Program Guide

The Children's Fall Program Guide is available online.
Check it out HERE.


Calendar of Kids Events

Week of October 16 2017

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
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Calendar Legend

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Main Branch
 
The Crossings Branch