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.


                Wendy Kalkan and Margot Pollare

Distinguished Recognition Award Presentation

April 11,2018

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.

June Book Sale

June 30, 2018

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 Welcome

Always

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

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.

Volunteer

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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Board

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

Membership

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

Financials

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