The Society of Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library exists to help our Library offer the best programs and services of any library in a community of comparable size in Canada.

Annual General Meeting

November 5, 2018

Place: Main Library Time: To be determined

                Too many boxes of books

Book Sale

Saturday, December 1st

The storage room is overflowing with great books! A bag sale of gently used books deselected from the Library collections or donated by folks who read will be held in the Theatre Gallery of the Main Library at the corner of 5th Avenue and 8th Street from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Volunteers Welcome


Volunteers are always needed to help with Friends' events. Please use the "contact us" button at the top of the website to make your interest in volunteering known to those who would welcome your help.

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Booktique - Our Store

The Friends established the Booktique in the fall of 2006 with the "doors" opening in February of 2007.  The Booktique comprises a number of shelves of books, CDs, and DVDs, providing a variety of items for sale every day that the Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) is open.  At the Main Branch of the LPL, the Booktique is located on the bridge between the north and south wings of the Library.  At the Crossings Branch, the Booktique is located adjacent to the internal door leading to the Friends' Room, near the washrooms.  Hence, books, CDs, and DVDS can be purchased from either of the two Booktiques. Payment is made at the Customer Service Desks.


Members of the Friends volunteer about 2000 hours annually! Your help would be most welcome. Please click the Volunteer Activities button below to learn more about our many activities.

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2017-2018 Friends of Lethbridge Public Library Board of Directors: (seated L to R) Monica Ekvall, Sec.; Caryl Nelson-Fitzpatrick, Treas.; Margot Pollard, Pres.; Karran Thorpe, Director and Book Sale Chair; (Standing L to R) Wendy Kalkan, Library Bd. Liaison; Marilyn Astle, Director; Bridget Pastor, Director; Cheryl Fujikawa, V.P.; June Tagg, Director; Isabelle Henderson, Past Pres.

About Us


You can become a member of the Friends of Lethbridge Public Library by contributing time or donating money. Voting Members contribute 100 hours or $30 dollars annually; Associate Members contribute less time or fewer dollars and are welcome at all meetings of the Friends.

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Our History


Sales of books and DVDs are the largest source of annual income for the Friends. Casino revenue every three years is also a significant source of funds. Finally, from time to time the Friends hold 50/50 raffles. Please click the button below for more details.

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What We Do

Advocate, Publicize & Promote

All members of the Friends act as informal ambassadors for our Library. The Friends organization supports the printing of the Library’s newsletter, “Happening”, and undertakes at least one advocacy activity each year.

Initiatives Pursued

Funding Special Library Needs & Services

The Friends organization provides funding for extra services and needs or special programs of the Lethbridge Public Library, augmenting the funds provided by the City of Lethbridge, the largest funder of our Library.

Projects Funded