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.


March 31, 2018

The storage room is overflowing with books that need to find a new home. Book sale: Saturday, March 31st from 9:30AM - 3:30PM in the Theatre Gallery of the Main Library at 810 5 Avenue S. Fiction & non-fiction books for readers of all ages. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Thursday AM for set-up, Saturday 2hr, or more, shifts all day, and Saturday PM for clean up. Please use "contact us" button at top of this screen to volunteer.

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.

Word on the Street

September 22, 2018

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.

Annual General Meeting

November 5, 2018

Place: Main Library Time: To be determined

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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