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).

Lethbridge Public Library's Writer in Residence - Danika Stone

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, the Lethbridge Public Library is excited to welcome Danika Stone as our Writer in Residence. Danika's residency will run September 24 - December 14.  Contact her by email at danikastoneonline@gmail.com with questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Master's thesis. A self-declared bibiophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens and adults.

The Writer in Residence program is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an understanding of the craft of writing, and offer Library customers the chance to connect with and learn from a published author. Danika will review manuscripts thorugh individual consultations during office hours or by appointment, and will be running a series of workshops throughout the fall. 

The Writer in Residence program is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library.

Watch for more details.

Teen Summer Challenge!

This summer, complete challenges and win prizes!

Grab a Teen Summer Challenge form from any library branch (or download below) - complete as many challenges as you can - then bring the form back to the library to be entered to win.  Each challenge you complete gets you one more entry!

(you don't have to do them all - just as many as you want)

Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to participate.  Forms are due back by August 31, 2019.

WOTS Teen Writing Contest

Calling all teen writers!
Submit an original short story and you could be part of September’s The Word On The Street festival! This year’s short story theme: Community


  • Writers must be in grades 7-12 and live within the boundaries of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System.
  • Story must be between 500-1,000 words.
  • Story should be submitted as a PDF and written in 12pt font, double-spaced.
  • Include your name, email, phone, and school/grade with your entry.
  • Deadline for entries is September 6th, 2019 and winners will be contacted by September 13th, 2019.
  • Stories will be judged on entertainment value and writing quality.

Send your short story to word@lethlib.ca! The winners will be announced at 4:00 in the teen tent on festival day, and get to read their stories to our audience.

DMs Needed!

We're looking for D&D Dungeon Masters!

Once again this fall, we'll be hosting a teen Dungeons & Dragons program - and we need your help!  If you have experience as a DM (even just a little bit) you can apply to help teens learn to play the game.  Volunteer DMs can be teens or adults - just fill out the form to let us know you're interested.

Sessions will run Wednesday evenings at the Crossings Branch on the following dates:

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4

Watch Movies... For Science!

To celebrate Science Literacy Week in September, we're showing a whole month's worth of scientist-picked movies on Tuesday nights!  

Films will be shown with Closed Captioning - and popcorn! Showtime is 7:00pm.

Presented in partnership with the University of Lethbridge, AARTI, and iGEM.

How to Find Help

Need help figuring things out?  There are organizations in Lethbridge that are here for you.  There are also lots of resources in the library's collections to help you work things out on your own.

Download our bookmark below, check out the Help section to the left, or drop by Community LINKS at the Main Branch to chat.

Follow us on Tumblr!

The library's teen stuff is on Tumblr!  Follow LPLTeenZone for programs, photos, booklists, and general nerdery.

Interested in helping run the teen zone Tumblr?  We're looking for teen volunteers!  Just email the teenbrarian and let her know you want to help.

Are you on Instagram?

You can find library photos in two places on Instagram:

Calendar of Teen Events

August 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch