Read The World

Can't travel in real life?
Travel with books!

We challenge you to read a book written by an author from each continent in 2021, and explore the globe from the comfort of home. Track your reading with our special passport, and watch this site (and our Instagram!) for special bonus challenges.

Anyone in grades 7-12 with an LPL or Chinook Arch membership can take part.

Here are some booklists to get you started!

Teens who take part will be eligible for prizes and VIP invitations to a year-end celebration!  When you're finished with your passport, you can fill out this form to share the challenges you completed.

Download your passport below, and start reading!

(tip: if you're printing it out, choose the "booklet" setting)


Listen and Learn: Orange Shirt Day

Date: September 30, 2021 at 10:00am
Venue: Online via Zoom

September 30th markes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day join the Lethbridge Public Library to LEARN why we wear orange, and LISTEN to a story aimed at beginning the dialoge for families to discuss the legacies of the Residential School System. 

JOIN US HERE (Passcode: 720593)


September Reads

School's started up again, but that doesn't mean you should stop reading for fun! Here are our picks for September reading:

And don't forget to check out the newest books by the authors attending our virtual WOTS festival on September 17!


D&D for Teens

Set out on an epic adventure with Dungeons & Dragons!

No experience required - our expert DMs will teach you everything you need to know to play. Our online play is via our LPLTeenZone Discord server.  Any LPL or Chinook Arch teens in grades 7-12 can join in!

First Fall Session - FULL

  • September 8 to October 13
  • Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm
  • Online via Discord

Second Fall Session

  • November 3 to December 8
  • Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm
  • Online via Discord 

Spaces are limited.  Registration for the Second Fall Session will go live 2 weeks before the session starts.


Teens' Top Ten - vote now!

The Teens' Top Ten is an annual "teen choice" list created by the ALA and YALSA, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Readers ages 12 to 18 will vote online between August 15 - October 15. The winners will be announced the following week.

Here's a list of this year's nominees.

VOTE HERE for up to 3 of your favourites!


Indigenous Learning Circle: Bannock and Jam

Date: October 15, 2021 at 12:30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

An opporunity for children and teens to connect and engage with Indigenous culture. Everyone welcome!

Get Your Bead On!

 Beginner to advanced beading class. Beading kits will be available for pick up at the Main Branch.
Contact Marilyn at (403) 320-4705 to register or for more information.


Indigenous Learning Circle: Children and Teens

Get Your Bead On! Virtual Beading Class

October 15/21 12:30-2:30 PM 

Everyone Welcome!
Beading kits provided by registering
Beading basics for beginners & beading challenge for advanced
A chance to share your projects
Call (403) 320-4705 to register


Teen Book Club

Calling all book lovers!
Join our book clubs to connect with other teen readers!

Each month, we'll read a different book, and share our thoughts about it.  Plus: the first 6 teens to register will get a special loot box that includes a copy of the book to keep!  We'll meet online via our LPLTeenZone Discord server

  • Story and discussion may include: magic, assassination, fantasy violence, some smoochies.


REGISTER HERE for October's book club!


Want to see what we've read for other months? There's a booklist for that!


Fandom Fridays!

** Our Fandom Friday programs have been postponed.  Please stay tuned for new dates and details! **


Teen Events Calendar

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