Early Closure

The library will be closing early at 3:30pm on August 25th for our quarterly staff meeting.

Broadcast Bootcamp - Resources

Want to catch up on some of the info from Broadcast Bootcamp?

Here are some of the videos and other resources we've been learning from.

And a big thanks to CKXU for their help on this program!

Community QSA

Looking for a safe space?  Want to support LGBTQA rights?

In partnership with The MAT and OUTreach, the library is now hosting a monthly Queer Straight Alliance meeting on the last Wednesday of every month.  The meetings are open to anyone ages 16-21.

We meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch at 7:00pm.

You can also connect with the group on Facebook.

Drama, Angst, and Romance

This summer, our movies all feature teen protagonists. Watch as they figure out who they are, how they fit into the world, and who they just might love.

All movies start at 7pm at the Crossings Branch.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

It's time for the 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

This year, we're going with Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls Challenge.  To complete the challenge, you must read three books by the end of the summer:

  1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.  
  3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or an audiobook.

When you're done, fill out the form to tell us about what you read, and you'll be entered to win a summer prize pack.  You can also tag @lplteenzone on Instagram with pictures of the books you read for bonus entries.  The titles of and thoughts about the books you read will be shared on our Tumblr for everyone to read.

The challenge is open to anyone in grades 7-12 in Lethbridge.

Teen Volunteering

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

The library has some fun opportunities for you starting this summer, and continuing through the school year:

  • Join the Street Team to help plan programs and promote library events!  
  • Join our Tumblr squad and help keep lplteenzone.tumblr.com updated!

Teen volunteer positions are open to anyone going into grades 7-12 this September.  If you're interested in joining the group, email paige.mcgeorge@lethlib.ca or stop by the Crossings Branch and ask for the Teenbrarian.

WOTS Teen Writing Contest

Submit an original short story and be part of the festival!


  • 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 9th and winners will be contacted by September 16th.
  • Stories will be judged on entertainment value and writing quality.

Send your short story to word@lethlib.ca!

The Word On The Street runs from 11am to 5pm on September 23rd at the library's Main Branch.  The top three writers will get to read their stories for the teen tent audience!

Bowties Are Cool

Are you a fan of Doctor Who?

We have a fan club just for teen Whovians.  We meet the last Friday of every month at the Crossings Branch at 3pm.  Cosplay encouraged!

Note:  There will not be a meeting on August 25th due to a staff meeting.

Sugar High Book Club

Are you an avid reader in grades 9-12?
Then you should join Sugar High!

We talk about whichever books we're reading and loving (or maybe not loving) and make mini book review videos for the library's YouTube channel.  A great place to meet new reading friends and find out about your next great read.

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Main Branch.

Calendar of Teen Events

August 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch