Surprise Me items

Having a hard time finding things to put on hold?
Well look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the picking for you. Choose your format and genre from the list, and we'll fill a bag with items we think you'll love.

Once items have been selected, you will get a holds notice letting you know when you can come pick up your items.

Simple as that, and full of surprises!


Lethbridge Public Library Service Update FAQs

You've got questions, we've got answers!

We are currently offering Curbside Pick Up. For more details on that service please check out: www.lethlib.ca/promotion/curbside-pick-0

Looking for our online/digital services? Please check out: www.lethlib.ca/digital-content

Wondering how to get a card? How to return your items during our closure? About Inter Library Loans? Or do you need to talk to someone at the Library? Click on the pdf document below and we'll give you a hand!

The staff at the Lethbridge Public Library are working hard and are committed to serving our community with ongoing services that are safe and meet our community's needs.

Our number one priority will always be to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers. We are in all instances committed to supporting a continuity of Library services for our community. 


Tween Comic Makers

Calling all tween Comics Makers!
In our brand-new, 4-week comics club, you will create your own cool characters, draw original comics, and become a confident cartoonist! Tween Comics Makers runs for 4 weeks, January 25 – February 22 (there is no session on Family Day, Feb 15).
Each Monday from 4pm-5pm, we’ll meet up on Zoom to do a bunch of drawing exercises and create comics as our cartoonist alter-egos. No fancy supplies required—pen, pencil, and marker or colored pencils and an internet connection are all you need. Tween comic artists who want to will also have the opportunity to display their artwork on the library’s social media pages.
Open to any kid in grades 4-6 who likes to draw. Spaces are limited. Register HERE!


2020 & Me - Teen Writing Contest

2020 was a Very. Strange. Year.

Create a piece of writing that explores or explains your pandemic experiences this past 12 months, and enter it in our writing contest! Entries can be fictional stories, memoirs of real life, pieces of poetry, or long-form comics.

  • Contest is open to those in grades 7-12 with an LPL or Chinook Arch library membership.
  • Entry should be 1-4 pages long.  
  • Deadline for entries is January 31, 2021. 
  • Send your entries to paige.mcgeorge@lethlib.ca in PDF form.

The top three entries will receive a $50 gift card, a bag full of books, and will have their work published on the library's website!

Some ideas to think about as you're writing:

  • What has changed for you/your characters over the year?
  • What's the biggest impact that 2020 has had on your life?
  • What has made you laugh/cry/rage this year?
  • What makes your story different from others?
  • What feelings does your work inspire in your reader?

Looking for our Discord server?

The LPLTeenZone Discord server is where you'll find our sKool-Aid homework help channel, our virtual book clubs, and D&D sessions (open only to current members).

Fill out a quick form, and we'll send you a custom link to join!


Book Launch - This Golden Flame

"Flee across the sun-and-shadow islands of Eratia, where runes have the power to unleash monsters…"

Join local author Emily Victoria for the launch of her YA novel, This Golden Flame!

The event will be online via Zoom on February 2, starting at 6:00pm.  Sign up for your free tickets now!


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.

Download your passport here, and start reading!

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


Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be meeting online this fall!

Sign up to become a member and you'll get the super secret Zoom link. Once assembled online, we’ll talk life, libraries, and teen programs. The meetings last one hour, and happen once a month. It's an easy way to earn a bit of volunteering credit and help shape the library's future!

Upcoming meetings:

  • December 10 at 7pm
  • January 14 at 7pm
  • February 11 at 7pm

Armchair Travel for Teens

Travel the world from the comfort of your home!

Join our special guest hosts as they show you around cool places all over the world. The tours will be hosted via Zoom, and you can get your free tickets (with the link) through the links below.

  • January 29, 4pm - Italy
  • February 26, 4pm - Peru

Use these photo tours as inspiration for your reading, and mark off some challenges in your Read the World passport!


Online Teen Streaming Calendar

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