Lethbridge Public Library Big Birthday Bash!

Help celebrate the Lethbridge Public Library's 100 years of service in our community. Celebrations will be going on at both the Main and The Crossings branches. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Main Branch activities:

BBQ (burgers, chips, and pop for the first 1,500 people)

Bouncy Castle, Collaborative Art Project, Instagram Wall, Maker Table, Scavenger Hunt, Super-sized Games, Pop-UP Adventure Play, Quiet Play Space.

Live Performances From: Michael Bartz, Beautifully Royal Birthdays, Buskers Association of Lethbridge, Cirque Sensation, It’s About Music Society, jamani duo, B&H Jazz Sextet, Karen Romanchuk Trio, Kavanagh & Hepher, Lethbridge Medieval Club, Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists, Lion Dancers, Lethbridge Swing Dance Club with Randy Epp and Don Robb, Rufus the Mime, Southern Alberta Trombone Collective, and more!

The Crossings Branch activities:

BBQ (burgers, chips, and pop for the first 1,000 people)

Big Bubble Bop, Instagram Wall, Petting Zoo (noon – 4 p.m.), Windcatcher Crafts.

Live Performances From: Michael Bartz, Beautifully Royal Birthdays, Buskers Association of Lethbridge, Cirque Sensation, jamani duo, Karen Romanchuk Trio, Lion Dancers, Rufus the Mime, Southern Alberta Trombone Collective, and more!

Letters for Lethbridge

Libraries are all about stories - but we're also about community!

As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations we are collecting YOUR stories about Lethbridge. We want to capture the experience of living in Lethbridge up to and including the year 2019 to create our version of a time capsule.

The stories will be gathered and reviewed by a team of story experts - including our Writer in Residence - and up to 100 will be chosen to be included in a bound copy of Letters for Lethbridge to be made available on the shelves of the Lethbridge Public Library.

To learn more about Letters for Lethbridge download our brochure and check out our writing resources.

Our writing resources list is also available online at: https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/1468241818_letters_for_lethbridge_resource_guide

When you're ready to submit, download our Story Submission Form (please use Google Chrome).

Volunteer for Child Minder

Volunteer child minders look after the children of active tutors or students while the parent is in a tutoring session.  You must be a minimum of 18 years old and will; look after no more than 4 children at a time; look after children between the ages of 1 - 11 years old; and will not be required to look after children that need special care.
Child minding takes place on a day and time convenient for you at the Main Branch or The Crossings Branch.  We ask that you be available on the same day and time for a minimum of 10 weeks (the length of classes) or for as long as you are able (if child minding for a student who is taking one-on-one tutoring.
We will need a current (completed within the last year)  Police Check, Vulnerable Person's Check, and Child Intervention Check prior to you volunteering for the Lethbridge Public Library.  If you are accepted as a volunteer child minder, and you do not already have these checks in place, Read On will submit the Police Checks on your behalf and cover the associated costs; you will have to apply for the free Child Intervention check yourself.
If you are interested please fill the application form HERE 

August Newsletter

 The August newsletter is out.  Click the link to read it online

Volunteer for Read On!

Read On relies on adult volunteers (18+) to tutor adult students one-on-one or in small groups.  Student goals may include:  reading, writing, speaking or listening skills, studying for their Canadian Citizenship or driving license, or ESL Conversation Classes. Our students are either Adult Basic Education (fluent in English but need help with reading and writing) or English Language Learners.
Volunteers will complete 6.5 hours of Tutor Training prior to being assigned a student. Once a student is assigned, they meet for approximately one hour per week.
Time commitment for being a Read On Volunteer is: 6.5 hours of initial training, 1 hour per week of tutoring, approximately 15 – 30 minutes per week to prepare for lessons and complete required statistics. We would ask that you be able to volunteer with Read On for a minimum of 6 months.
If you would like to register as a volunteer please call Read On staff at 403-320-4977 or 403-320-3133 or 
register online for Read-On HERE 

Our next Tutor Training dates are September 28, 2019

Help For Newcomers!

We offer one-on-one help to adults who are residents of Alberta who need to improve their essential skills - such as reading, writing, math and computer skills.  After finding out what level you are at you will be paired with an adult volunteer tutor.  Your tutor will meet with you for about one hour per week.  They will work with you until you feel you have reached your goals.  One-on-one tutoring is not provided for listening, speaking and pronunciation, please register for one of our conversations classes for those skills.
To Register:
Please call 403-320-4977 or 403-320-3133 to make an appointment to register.  This appointment will take about 1 hour.  Registration fee is $30.00

Calendar of ReadOn Events

Week of August 12 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
11:00 am