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 via our catalogue.

When you're ready to submit, download our Story Submission Form (please use Google Chrome). Stories will be accepted up to December 1, 2019.

November Newsletter

  the November Newsletter is out, click the link to read it online.

Tutor Training

New Tutor Training Date 
November 30
It takes place in the Theater Gallery, Main Branch from 9:30am—4:30 pm. 
Please contact Read On program for more information
403-320-3133 or 403- 320-4977

Read On Annual Holiday Party

Read On tutors and students, you are invited to participate Read On Annual Holiday Party. Detail See attached Poster. 

Please let us know if you will or will not be coming to our Annual Holiday Party. Fill the form

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

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 403-320-4977 or 403-320-3133 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 (Novembe 30) is full. 

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

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 November 18 2019