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.

Book Sale - Report

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Friends of the LPL Annual Spring Book Sale was held Saturday, April 15th. This sale, which included books for all age groups, some toys, and a few items of computer equipment, was a huge success! The Friends of the LPL express their sincere appreciation to Save-On Foods for their generous donation of re-usable bags. Importantly, the sale would not occur without the commitment of numerous volunteers who work diligently to set the books out, keep them organized during the sale, and then, clean up the room after the sale. Of course, we also thank the many book buyers who came out to support our sale by filling their bags with good books. This weekend we achieved one of our goals, that is, to put good books in the hands of readers of all ages.

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Booktique - Our Store

Gently used books and DVD’s, donated by Lethbridge residents and deselected from the Library collections, can be purchased at the Friends’ “store” which is called the Booktique. Payment is made at the Customer Service Counters.

Find Booktique on the bridge between the north and south wings of the Main Library and at the Crossings Branch Library.


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.

Volunteer Activities
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2016-2017 Friends of Lethbridge Public Library Board of Directors: (front) Henry Bosman, Bridget Pastoor, Monica Ekvall (middle) Isabelle Henderson; Terra Plato, CEO of Lethbridge Public Library, ex-officio; Ross Djuve, LPL Board of Directors, ex-officio (back) Cheryl Fujikawa, Caryl Nelson-Fitzpatrick, Margot Pollard, Karran Thorpe (missing) Bev Paterson

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