Protecting Yourself Against COVID-19

The world is currently experiencing a pandemic from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Lethbridge Public Library is actively monitoring and protecting the health and safety of our staff, customers, and the general public. Here is some information on what you should know about COVID-19.

Up-To-Date Information on COVID-19
Alberta Health Services
City of Lethbridge
Government of Alberta
Government of Canada
World Health Organization

Symptoms
COVID-19 symptoms are like seasonal and other respiratory illnesses. They can range from mild to severe and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Older adults and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease are more likely to become seriously ill. 

If you are experiencing symptoms:

  • AND have travelled outside of Canada
  • OR have been in close contact with someone displaying symptoms who recently returned from outside Canada 
  • OR have been in close contact with a case of COVID-19

Alberta Health Services recommends that you self-isolate and limit contact with others for the next 14 days. If you are unsure whether you should self-isolate or have questions about how to self-isolate, contact Health Link by calling 811.

Steps to Staying Healthy
The best way to fight COVID-19 is to wash your hands.

Wash Your Hands

  • Use soap and water, lather your hands, and scrub for 15-20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands for 10 seconds in running water.
  • Dry with a clean paper towel, turning off water taps using the paper towel.

After

  • Sneezing, coughing, blowing your nose.
  • Using the washroom.
  • Handling garbage.
  • Working outdoors.

Before and After

  • Preparing and eating food.
  • Touching a cut or open sore.
  • Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Prevent the Spread of Germs

  • Cough and sneeze into your arm/elbow.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after shaking hands.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching hard surfaces like counters and door handles.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are feeling symptoms.

Sanitize

  • If you cannot wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with 60 percent alcohol or more.
  • Antibacterial soap does not work better than plain soap in preventing infection and can cause antibiotic resistance.

Social Distancing 

  • Adjust greetings to avoid physical contact, using a wave, nod or bow instead.
  • Keep at least 6 feet away (length of a bicycle) from others when out for groceries, medical trips, or other essential needs.
  • Limit the number of times you leave your home for errands.
  • Try to shop at less busy times. 
  • Order online to have groceries or other items delievered if possible. 
  • Avoid crowded spaces like elevators or enclosed spaces. 
  • Follow Alberta's recommendations on mass gatherings. 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces. 


Kids Book Tournament

  

Vote Now!


Vote for your favourite!
The Lethbridge Public Library Kids Book Tournament has started!

Voting for Round One goes from April 6 to April 11.

                            Vote HERE

Round Two voting will begin April 13.

Want to read the books? Find a list of the titles HERE.
Thank you for participating.

 


TumbleBook Children's Library

Did you know that with you Lethbridge Public Library card you can access hundreds of animated and interactive children's stories, games, and videos through TumbleBook Library.

Access TumbleBook Library Here.


Online STEAM Club

Looking for something to do with the kids while they're at home? Then come join our Online STEAM Club!

We'll be posting videos regularly with fun activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! These activities are aimed at kids in grades 1-5 but can certainly be modified for younger kids.

New episodes wil be promoted every Wednesday and Friday!

If you do any of the activities, we'd love to see your creations posted on our Facebook page!

Episode 1: Marble Engineering
Episode 2: Star Science
Episode 3: Aliens Invade
Episode 4: Things That Fly
Episode 5: Animation
Episode 6: Sailing the Seas




SOLARO

Did you know we can help with homework while kids are out of school!

SOLARO is a homework help tool, based on the Alberta education curriculum. It offers study help and exam preparation for students in grades three through twelve. Create an account, work through course lessons, reviews and quizzes, and improve your grades!

Get started now

or if you're having trouble signing in, take a look at the attached PDF. 


Digital Escape Room

Looking for something do to by yourself or as a group? Check out our digital escape room. Can you escape library during a thunderstorm in the middle of the night? 

If you have any questions or get stumped email indie@lethlib.ca for a hint!

START HERE


LiveStream Storytimes - Survey

We hope you've been enjoying our livestreamed storytimes! 
We've put together a little survey so you can share your thoughts with us.

You can fill out the survey here.



Thanks for your feedback! 


Tween Scene

Calling all creative grade 4-6ers to come and join our brand new Tween Scene Club. Each month will feature a different fun craft or activity from Perler bead designs, to jewelry making, miniatures and games.

Who: Kids in grade 4-6
When: Friday March 27, April 24, and May 29
Where: The Crossings Branch Library

Please register HERE.


First Nations Communities Read

 Have fun reading & enter to win some great prizes.

Includes three categories:  Children’s, Teen and Adult titles.  
 
Click HERE for a full list of titles
Entry Forms can be picked up at any location. Participants will have a chance to enter their name to win prizes.
Draw will take place on  National Aboriginal Day, June 21
 


Online Kids Streaming Calendar

Week of April 6 2020

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
9:00 am
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
 
 
 
 
1:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 

Calendar Legend

ItemKey
Bookmobile
 
Main Branch
 
The Crossings Branch