Margot Pollard, President of the Friends of Lethbridge Public Library, accepts a gavel from Wendy Kalkan, City of Lethbridge Library Board Trustee, in front of an etching in the window at the entrance to the Crossings Branch Library announcing the Friends as the 2018 recipient of the Library Board's Distinguished Recognition Award. A similar etching has been placed at the entrance to the Main Library.
Next Book sale is Saturday, June 30th. Theatre Gallery. Main Library. Spring cleaning is a great time to recycle good books. The Friends welcome your donations. Please see "Donate Books & DVD's" below on this website.
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.
Word on the Street is an outdoor festival that celebrates storytelling with authors, poets, singers, and more, namely food. Sales of deselected and donated CD's and books by the Friends. All events in and around the Main Library parking lot at 5th Avenue and 8th Street S. Additional detail closer to the event.
Place: Main Library Time: To be determined
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.
Money counts when it comes to fulfilling the objectives of the Friends organization. Please click the Donate Now button below to make your donation.
Donations of books, CDs and DVDs can also be made in support of our activities. Click the button below to learn how and where.
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.
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.
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.
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.