About Lethbridge Public Library

In 1910, several Lethbridge residents wrote letters to the editor and held meetings to express support for the establishment of a library. The following year, the Lethbridge City Council passed a bylaw for provision of a library to be known as the Lethbridge Public Library.

It was not until 1919, however, until the library opened. It first opened in August of the year at the former location of the YMCA at 10 Street and 4 Avenue downtown. The first library board consisted of W. J. Nelson (Chair), H. W. Meech, and Rev. C. E. Cragg, and the first librarians were A. N. Filmer, L. McIndoe and Arthur Frayne.

The first building — referred to as the Carnegie Library — created specifically for the library opened on 23 January 1922 at a construction cost of $26,996. It was located in Galt Gardens and consisted of a children's library, adult library, and lecture room. The Southern Alberta Art Gallery currently occupies this building.

After World War II, an increase in patronage to the library resulted a period of growth. In 1951, an extension was built on to the Carnegie Library. Separate branches were built on the northside and southside in 1956 and 1961 respectively.

This expansion culminated with the construction of the building that currently houses the library. This building amalgamated the services from the three previous locations. A 1,858 m² (20,000 sq ft) extension was added to this building in 1992.

On August 30, 2010, The Crossings Branch Library opened on the west side of Lethbridge.

Quitcore Tobacco Reduction

Wednesday FEB 21st| 6-7:30pm

Read Away Your Fines

Wednesday FEB 21th|9:30am-9pm

Writing Clinic

Wednesday FEB 21| 1-3pm

CELPIP

Thursday FEB 22nd| 6:30-8:30pm

Canadian Citizenship

Thursday FEB 22nd| 7-9pm

Read Away Your Fines

Thursday FEB 22nd|9:30am-9pm

Trolls

Thursday FEB 22nd| 2:30-4:30pm

Friday Film Nights

Friday FEB 23rd| 7-9opm

Read Away Your Fines

Friday FEB 23th|9:30am-9pm

Bowties Are Cool

Friday FEB 23| 3-5pm

Read Away Your Fines

Saturday FEB 24th|9:30am-9pm

Knitting Group

Saturday FEB 24| 1-3pm

High Intermediate ESL

Saturday FEB 24| 10-11am

Read Away Your Fines

Sunday FEB 25th|9:30am-9pm

Times for Rhymes

Monday FEB 26th| 10-10:30am

IELTS

Monday FEB 26th| 6:30-8:30pm

Knitting Group

Tuesday FEB 27| 1-3pm

Time for Twos

Tuesday FEB 27th| 10 am -10:30 am

Quitcore Tobacco Reduction

Wednesday FEB 28th| 6-7:30pm

Writing Clinic

Wednesday FEB 28th| 1-3pm

Queer Straight Alliance

Wednesday FEB 28| 7-9pm

Babies In The Library

Wednesday FEB 28th| 10-1030am

CELPIP

Thursday MARCH 1st| 6:30-8:30pm

Canadian Citizenship

Thursday MARCH 1st| 7-9pm

Knitting Group

Saturday MARCH 3rd| 1-3pm

High Intermediate ESL

Saturday MARCH 3| 10-11am

Small 'n' Tall

Saturday MARCH 3| 10-10:30am

Roving Gym

Saturday MARCH 3| 10-10:30am

Times for Rhymes

Monday FEB 5th| 10-10:30am

IELTS

Monday MARCH 3rd| 6:30-8:30pm

Knitting Group

Tuesday MARCH 6th| 1-3pm

TimeTurners Book Club: The Hate U Give

Tuesday MARCH 6th| 7-8pm

Writing Clinic

Wednesday MARCH 7th| 1-3pm

Niitsi'powahssini — Speaking Blackfoot

Wednesday MARCH 7| 10:30 am -1pm

Puppet Show With Mr. Oinks

Wednesday MARCH 7| 2-2:30pm

Babies In The Library

Wednesday MARCH 7th| 10-1030am

CELPIP

Thursday FEB 8th| 6:30-8:30pm

Canadian Citizenship

Thursday MARCH 8th| 7-9pm

Lunchtime Book Club

Thursday MARCH 8| 11am-12pm

Stories and Stuff

Thursday March 8th| 10-10:30am

Family Movie

Saturday MARCH 10th| 2:30-4:30PM

Knitting Group

Saturday MARCH 10| 1-3pm

High Intermediate ESL

Saturday MARCH 10| 10-11am

High Intermediate ESL

Friday MARCH 10| 10-11am

Small 'n' Tall

Saturday MARCH 10| 10-10:30am

Times for Rhymes

Monday MARCH 12| 10-10:30am

Time for Twos

Tuesday MARCH 13| 10-10:30am

Babies In The Library

Wednesday MARCH 14| 10-10:30am

Stories and Stuff

Thursday MARCH 15| 10-10:30am

High Intermediate ESL

Saturday MARCH 17| 10-11am

Times for Rhymes

Monday MARCH 19| 10-10:30am

Time for Twos

Tuesday MARCH 20| 10-10:30am

Babies In The Library

Wednesday MARCH 21| 10-10:30am

Stories and Stuff

Thursday MARCH 22| 10-10:30am

Times for Rhymes

Monday MARCH 26| 10-10:30am

Time for Twos

Tuesday MARCH 27| 10-10:30am

Babies In The Library

Wednesday MARCH 28| 10-10:30am

Stories and Stuff

Thursday MARCH 29| 10-10:30am

Family Movie

Saturday APRIL 14th|2:30-4:30pm