Children Programs

Time for Twos

Come meet other caregivers and toddlers during this early literacy program for toddlers 18 – 36 months. Learn fun rhymes and songs, and some new ways to play with your child in this drop-in program.

Phone the Crossings Branch at 403-320-4037 for more details. 

*This is a drop-in program. Siblings always welcome.



Stories and Stuff

Learn and enjoy some new stories and some old favourites with other preschoolers and their families in this drop-in program. Stories entertain, inspire, and help us learn the patterns and vocabulary necessary for reading. Plus, storytime is super fun!

Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 for more details. 
 
*This is a drop-in program. Siblings always welcome.



Babes in the Library

Get out of the house and interact with other adults and their babies 0 – 18 months! Through songs, rhymes, and stories, you and your little one(s) gain language development, emotional attachment, and support from our friendly, welcoming staff in this fun, drop-in program.

Returning in person May 2022.

Phone the Main Branch at 403-320-7320 or the Crossings Branch at 403-320-4037 for more details. 

 



small 'n TALL

Have fun with songs, rhymes, and stories while building crucial early literacy skills. Interact with other parents and caregivers and children from 0 – 5 years, in this popular drop-in program.

 

Phone The Crossings Branch at 403-320-4037 for more details. 



Time for Rhymes

This program of stories, songs and finger plays is for preschool children and their caregivers.Time for Rhymes takes place year round at The Crossings Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

Phone The Crossings Branch at 403-320-4037 for more details. 
 
*This is a drop-in program. Siblings always welcome.



Puppet Show

Join our cast of puppets for songs, stories and lots of silly fun! Puppet Show takes place once per month at the Main Branch from September - May and each week for six weeks in July/August.
Check out our calendar for dates and times.

Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 for more details.



Spelling Bees

Do you spurn spellchecker?  Love a good lexicon?  Have a flair for knowing where to put "i" and "e"?

The Lethbridge Public Library hosts spelling bees in the FALL of each year! Check with us in September/October for information about this year's spelling bees.
Next Spelling Bee date is T.Bee.D.

1) For Grade 1, 2, 3 students:  Participate in the Lethbridge Public Library Spelling Mini Bee.

2) For Grade 4, 5, 6 students:  Paricipate in the Lethbridge Public Library Spelling Bee. 

Spellers for both Bees must register online. 

Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 for more details.



Ready, Set, Read

Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended Kindergarten through grade 3, the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended Grade 4 to 12. This fun and informal program is one hour in length, running from 10 a.m. to 11 a. m.. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity. 
Ready, Set, Read! takes place for six weeks in July/August at the Main Branch and The Crossings Branch.

**Not suitable for children with learning and/or reading difficulties.  Must be mature enough to attend the Program without adult accompaniment. **

If you wish to register for a current session, use the calendar below to navigate to a month/day when the program is occurring.



Roving Gym

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 in a free environment.
For more information visit the Lethbridge Early Years Coalition website.



Mini Tech-Heads

Do your kids love technology?
Are they in grades 4-6?

Sign them up for Mini-Tech Heads! This is a tech program that explores technology in all its forms including: circuits, basic coding, website design, game creation, robotics, and more.
Mini-Tech Heads is on a rotating schedule.



Parent Child Mother Goose

During this hour-long program, you and your child will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs via our Zoom sessions. Spend time bonding and learning new ways to interact, and meet other parents and caregivers in your community. Learn more about this program here: http://nationalpcmgp.ca/
 



After School Play Place

Have fun playing after school at this self-directed drop-in program!
After School Play Place takes place Monday - Friday from September - June at the Main Branch.

 



Sunday Afternoon Family Movies

Bring some snacks and join us to watch family friendly movies.
All ages are welcome to attend. Films will be presented with closed captioning
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.



The STEAM Lab

Calling all lab partners!

Do you like to create, experiment, and explore the world around you? Then come to the STEAM Lab and learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!

This will be a 6 week session. Each lab date will feature a different theme and activity.



Reading Tent

Focus on literacy on PD days with 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. Select a free book to take home!

The Reading Tent takes place on various PD days at both the Main Branch and The Crossings Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

Phone the Main Branch at 403-320-7320 or The Crossings Branch at 403-320-4037 for more details. 



Maker Afternoons

Do you love tech? Then come to a Maker Afternoon at The Crossings Branch where you'll have a chance to experiment and play with a wide range of gadgets, incluidng Makey Makeys, Spheros, and Bloxels.

This is a program for kids who are 5 years and above and their caregivers.



Active Play

Jump, run, crawl! Stack, toss, and knock over! Caregivers and their children aged 0-5 are invited to engage together in Active Play, using a variety of gym equipment designed to be fun for all ages and abilities. No registration required. This drop-in program runs Saturdays in the Friends Place Meeting Room at The Crossings Branch.



Saturday Storytime

 Join us Saturday mornings for songs, rhymes, and a story! This in-person program is perfect for kids 0-6 and their caregivers.



Maker Phase

Do you love to experiment and 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!



Big Screen Friday

Kick off your weekend with a free movie on the big screen!



The Create Space

Do you love to imagine, experiment, and create? Then come to The Crossings Branch where you can make whatever you want with a variety of fun supplies!



Magical Kitties Save the Day

Magical Kitties Save the Day is a roleplaying game similar to Dungeons & Dragons that is aimed at a younger audience.



The Great Library STEAM Club

Join us at the Crossings for fun events that are all about hands-on experimentation, creation, and learning!

This is a free, drop-in program for kids who are 5 years and above and their caregivers.