Know Your Rights

If you don’t know your rights, you could be taken advantage of, or, not get what you are owed.  If your landlord tells you that you have 24 hours to move out of your house, do you have to move out?  If you are told that you are being laid off from work and there is “nothing on the table”, should you be getting termination or severance pay?  If your boss tells you that you have to stay and work overtime, do you have to?  If you do not know the answers to these questions, come to these workshops for answers.

Workshop #1: Tenant Rights:  Andrew Robb a lawyer from Lethbridge Legal Guidance will talk about tenants’ rights and landlord rights, evictions, security deposits, maintenance and health issues, and how to work with your landlord.  Wednesday, January 15; 6:00—7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room, Main Branch

Workshop #2: Employment Standards: Candace Martens from Calgary Public Legal Education will talk about your rights as an employee: can your employer make you work overtime, what you are entitled to if there are layoffs, etc.  Tuesday, February 25; 6:00—8:30 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery, Main Branch

Workshop #3:  Employee Rights: Candace Martens will continue the talk about your rights as an

employee covering Health and Safety, Human Rights and Workers Compensation.  Wednesday, February 26; 6:30—7:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.

You do not need to register for these workshops.  There is no cost for these workshops

January Newsletter

 The Janurary newsletter is ready, click the link to read it online.

Read On Adult Literacy and Learning Winter Class Brochure

We are now accepting new students into winter classes. Please come to our office to sign up or call 403-320-4701 for more information.  

Tutor Training

New Tutor Training Date 
Feburary 15, 2020
It takes place in the Theater Gallery, Main Branch from 9:30am—4:30 pm. 
Please contact Read On program for more information

Read On staff will be at The Crossings library every Tuesday !

Do you live in West Lethbridge?  Read On staff will be at The Crossings library every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They can register you for a class or for a one-on-one tutor.  To make an appointment to meet with Read On staff at The Crossings on Tuesdays, call 403-320-4701.

ESL Time for Rhymes

 Learn English with your preschooler (under 5 years old) as we sing, do rhymes and listen to a story.  Then, while your child plays nearby, spend a half hour improving your conversations skills. You must pre-register for this class by calling 403-320-4701 or by visiting the Read On office, located in the Main Branch of the Lethbridge Public Library

ESL Time for Rhymes
Option 1: Thursdays, Feb 6 — Apr 2   9:30 — 10:30 a.m.
Main Branch, Staff Meeting Room. 
Option 2: Fridays, Mar 13 — May 1   9:30 — 10:30 a.m.
The Crossings Branch, Friends Place


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, listening, math, and/or computer skills, and/or studying for tests (Canadian Citizenship, CELPIP, IELTS, Class 7, Accuplacer, Trade Entrance Exam).  Our students are either fluent in English 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: initial training, 1 hour per week of tutoring plus some time for preparation. 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 403-320-4701 or register online for Read-On HEREOnce we receive your registration, we will give you a call to do a pre-training meet and greet to ensure that this volunteer opportunity meets expectations.
Our next Tutor Training date is Feb 15, 2020

We are now happy to accept registrations for our February 15, 2020 training date.

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 403-320-4701 to make an appointment to register.  This appointment will take about 1 hour.  Registration fee is $30.00

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.

At this time we are not accepting applications for child minders as we currently have an abundance of child minders to meet our needs. 
Please check back in a couple of months!

Calendar of ReadOn Events

Week of January 20 2020

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
6:00 pm