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.


Next Book Sale

January 28, 2023!

Are you looking to stock up your reading/viewing/listening supply or grow your child’s home library? If you are, then check out our next popular fill-a-bag-for-$5 sale of gently used books this January 28, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Main Branch of the Lethbridge Public Library. Since it’s unclear if numbers will need to be restricted at that time, it’s also unclear if tickets via EVENTBRITE will be used again. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates: In addition to our special sales, materials are available for sale every day at the Friends’ Booktiques, located at both the Crossings and Main Branches. Our regular sale prices are still a bargain with hardcovers and Blu-rays for $2, paperbacks and DVDs/CDs for $1 each. Limited time special pricing and current titles for sale are also regularly featured on our social media pages. And, all children's materials are priced to clear -- Buy One Get One Free. All proceeds from Friends’ sales return to the Library to enhance collections and programs. Attending our sales allows you to support your community and the environment through recycling as well as to enjoy new-to-you materials. Thank-you for your patronage!


The Friends' Booktique -Providing Great Books at Great Prices

The Friends established the Booktique in the fall of 2006 with the "doors" opening in February of 2007.  

In 2020, the pandemic impacted everyone and everything, including the Booktique.  After a hiatus of almost 2 years the Booktique is back!

The Booktique comprises a number of shelves of books, CDs, and DVDs, providing a variety of items for sale every day that the Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) is open.  At the Main Branch of the LPL, the Booktique is located on the bridge between the north and south wings of the Library.  There is also a Booktique shelf located beside the fishpond on the lower level outside of the childrens' area.  At the Crossings Branch, the Booktique is beside the Friends' Room adjacent to the corridor leading to the washrooms.  

Books, CDs, and DVDS can be purchased from any of the three Booktiques. Payment is made at the Customer Service Desks.

For more information on donating books click here.


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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2020-21 Friends of Lethbridge Public Library Board of Directors: (Top, L to R) Donna Seyed Mahmoud, Vice-Pres; Judy Vogt, Sec.; Joanne Overn, Booktique Chair & Director; (Bottom, L to R) Caryl Nelson-Fitzpatrick, Treas.; Vic Mensch, Pres.; Wendy Kalkan, Library Bd. Liaison; Missing: Charlotte Caton, Director; Shannon McAlorum, Director.

About Us


There are two types of membership in the Society of Friends: Voting Members and Associate Members.  Membership status is based on donations of time and money.

There are a couple of ways to become a Voting member in the Society.  Individuals who donate $30 or more in a membership year (September 1 to August 31) are Voting members for that year. Alternately, an individual who donates 100 hours or more of volunteer time to Friends' activities in a previous membership year achieves Voting member status as well.  Organizations who donate $50 or more may designate an individual to represent its Voting status.

Associate members are those individuals who donate less than $30 or volunteer occasionally to support Friends' activities.  These members are invited  to General Meetings and their input and participation are welcomed.  However, they may not vote on any motions or resolutions.

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Our History


Sales of donated 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, cash donations are a regular and welcome revenue stream.  As an all-volunteer organization, our costs always remain well below 1% of income.  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 supplements the distribution of the Library’s newsletter, “Happening”, and other monthly announcements.  Please visit our social media sites:

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