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

Annual General Meeting, 25th Anniversary, Donor & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Monday November 13, 2017 5:00 PM

Location: Theatre Gallery, main branch of Lethbridge Public Library This event is a special occasion for us. Not only do we get an opportunity to thank our Donors and Volunteers for their support, but we get to celebrate 25 YEARS of support to Friends and to the Public Library. We will be taking a brief look over the past 25 years, reviewing the business of the past year and looking ahead to the future. This includes electing the Board of Directors for 2017-18. Voting and Associate Members (donors and volunteers), along with Special Guests, should have already received their invitations via e-mail. For more information, please click on the “Contact Us” link at the top of this page.

WOTS Volunteers Required

September 23

Hello Friends of Lethbridge Public Library Wow, What a summer! The Library is looking for volunteers for Word on the Street (WOTS). If you are interested, please e-mail: The date this year is Saturday, September 23rd. Volunteers are needed to work shifts of a couple of hours. The Friends of Lethbridge Public Library will again be selling books and CD’s at this year’s festival. Anyone interested in volunteering for a shift in the Friends’ booth is asked to e-mail: On Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Theatre Gallery from 4:00 to 5:30 the Library is hosting a Meet and Greet session with Mayoralty and Council candidates in the upcoming Civic Election. This is a great way to ask your questions of those running for office. Consider bringing your kids so they can better understand our democratic process. Cheers, Friends of Lethbridge Public Library Board

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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