Children Programs

Time for 2’s

Nursery rhymes,creative play, short stories, songs and books for toddlers 18 months to 36 months and their caregivers. 
Time for 2's takes place from September - May each year at the Main Branch and Crossings Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 or The Crossings Branch at 403-320-4037 for more details. 

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



Stories and Stuff

Stories, songs and fingerplays for pre-school children and their caregivers. Stories and Stuff takes place year round at The Crossings Branch and from September - May at the Main Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  
Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 for more details. 
 
*This is a drop-in program. Siblings always welcome.



Babes in the Library

Exercises, tickles and knee bounces, nursery rhymes, songs and books for babies up to 18 months. Babes in the Library takes place year round at The Crossings Branch and from September - May at the Main 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. 

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



small 'n TALL

This program is for newborns to 4 year olds and their caregivers.  Come and spend quality time with your child, activities include rhymes, songs and lots of fun. Small 'n TALL takes place at The Crossings Branch year round and for six weeks in July/August each year at the Main 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.



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.
All ages welcome to drop-in for this program in Kids' Corner.

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



Family Movie Matinee

Start time is 2:30pm.  

Feel free to bring your own snacks.  Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Movie Matinees take place throughout the year.

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



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.
7!
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.



Time For Rhymes - ESL

Learn English with your preschool aged child (under the age of 5). Come and join our Time for Rhymes - ESL class as we learn English by singing songs, doing rhymes and listening to a story.  Then, while your child plays nearby, spend a half hour improving your conversations skills.  Free.

Contact Us:
403-320-4977 Beth
403-320-3133 Margaret
 
 



Library Comic Con

Love comics? Superheroes? Fanart? General nerdiness?

The library celebrates all these cool things with our annual Comic Con!  There will be fun things all day at The Crossings Branch, free and for all ages.




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

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

Parent Child Mother Goose takes place from September - May for nine week sessions at the Main Branch and The Crossings Branch. Registration is required. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.Come and spend quality time with your child. Rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.  Registration opens August 1 for Main Branch and August 26 for the Crossings Branch. 

Main Branch, Community Meeting Room (810 5 Ave S)
Mondays from 10-11 a.m from September 22-December 10
No program on October 14 or November 11.
Ages 0-12 months and their caregivers
Register HERE

Crossings Branch, Friends Place (255 Britannia Blvd W)
Fridays from 10-11a.m from September 27-November 29 
No program on March 1.
Ages 6-18 months and their caregivers
Registration HERE.



Read and Grow

Join us for this preschool drop-in program where kids get ready for reading by playing, singing, reading, writing, and talking.

Reading is an essential life skill. Learning to read begins at birth and caregivers are a child's first and best teachers. Each week this program will begin with structured learning about one of the 5 keys every child needs to read, followed by explorative self-directed play.
Coffee and Timbits will be served.



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.
Sumday afternoon Movies take place from September - May each year at the Main Branch.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.



Pride Fest 2019

Join the Lethbridge Public Library and Lethbridge Pride Fest for some great programs this June!



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!

Session 1 runs January 11 - February 15
Registration opens December 3

Session 2 runs March 8 - April 5*
Registration opens February 4
*This is a five week session as the library is closed on March 1 for library business.

Session 3 runs May 3 - May 31
Registration opens April 10
*This is a five week session due to Easter Break.

Please note that all three sessions feature unique activities.



LEGO at the Library

Come and create with our library LEGO. This is a self-directed program that is fun for all agesYounger children must be accompanied by an adult.
LEGO at the Library takes place during the summer at the Main Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

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



Colouring at the Library

Get creative with some colouring. This is a self-directed program that is fun for all ages. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.
Colouring at the Library takes place during the summer at the Main Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

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



Sensory Storytime

Join us for an interactive program for children with autism and other developmental differences. Featuring songs, rhymes, and stories for children and their caregivers.
Sensory Storytime takes place during the summer at the Main Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

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



Outside-Inside

Bring the outside into the library. Have fun with an exciting mix of activities! Learn how to hula hoop, enjoy a visit from the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, build your own cardboard car and go to a "drive-in" movie, and more! Fun for all ages.

Outside-Inside takes place during the summer at the Main Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  

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



Super-Sized Games

Play with our library games! We have GIANT checkers, Scrabble, and Snakes & Ladders. This is a self-directed program that is fun for all ages. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Super-Sized Games takes place during the summer at the Main Branch. View the calendar to see scheduled sessions.  
Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 for more details. 



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. 



Saturday Family Movies

Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month in The Crossings Branch: Friends Place Meeting Room. Movies start at 2:30 pm, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks! Popcorn will be served.



School Skillz

Is your child in Grades 3-6 and struggling to keep up with school work? This program offered through the Frontier College will help your child to learn positive study skills through games and other activities. They will be able to work on their homework too.  Register HERE starting Dec 3. No program will be run on Feb 19 or April 23.



Indigenous Art Club

 
Spend a morning being a "Creative Native"
at the Lethbridge Public Library,
February 9, 2019
February 23, 2019
10:30 AM -1:30 PM in the Community Room

On February 9, 2019 we will be
sharing some food
for a potluck morning. 
Share your ideas
as we collaborate to
create a group mural.  

Coffee, tea, water and jiuce will be served



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.



Coyote Races Frog 100 Blackfoot words through story

The second in the series "100 Blackfoot Words Through Story"  presents a Blackfoot Reader's Theatre" play/puppet story called "Coyote Races Frog."    Narrated in Blackfoot by Klane King and translated by Angela King. 

Coyote is a brother to Napi, both being Creator's helpers and mischief makers.   In this tale, Frog is on the menu for Coyote's dinner!  YIKES!  Will Frog's plan and teamwork strategy work to save his life?    You might be asked to help!

AND participants will have the opportunity to create a paper bag book to record the words taught by Knowledge Keepers, Klane and Angela King.

   



"Creative Native" Art Club

Join on these dates:  (drop-by program)

May 11, 2019  Community Room  1:30PM -4:30PM
Honoring Our Mothers
Mixed Media Origami Box

June 8, 2019 Theatre Gallery 10:30AM-4:30PM
Honoring Our Fathers
Mixed Media Shirt Card



Family Movies at the Crossings Branch

Films start at 2:30 PM in the Friends Place Meeting Room at the Crossings Branch. Popcorn will be served. Films will be presented with closed captioning. All ages are welcome to attend! Young children must be accompanied by an adult.



Nature Play

 Join us in the Millenium Garden on Tuesday mornings for some outdoor nature play! We will play, explore, and draw in our nature journals.  All ages welcome, younger children will need their parent or guardian.  This program will run rain or shine, please dress appropriately!
 Phone the Main Branch at 403-380-7320 for more details



Intergenerational "100 Words and Concepts" with Blackfoot Knowledge Keepers

Join us in July on Wednesday Afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Main Branch
in the Theater Gallery and Community Room.

Blackfoot Elders/Knowledge Keepers will share information about  
Writing on Stone, Indian Relay, Jingle Dress  Dance and Handgame songs

Community and Family Event