Lethbridge Public Library celebrates Library Giving Day

Alberta officials announced yesterday that our province will head back to Step 1 of the COVID-19 economic relaunch. The Lethbridge Public Library will be returning to their Curbside Pick Up model for now. The library is also celebrating a special day with Library Giving Day, which is a national fundraising event started in Seattle in 2019 to support local libraries.

The Lethbridge Public Library says that the campaign reminds everyone that libraries are cornerstones of the community, and it’s a great way to help out the library and support them.

April 7, residents can donate to the Library Giving Day promotion on http://www.lethlib.ca/.

The Lethbridge Public Library is also working with Cupper’s Coffee & Tea in Lethbridge as part of the big day. Coffee enthusiasts can purchase a Reader’s Roast coffee blend, with a portion of the funds going to the Lethbridge Public Library.

In 2020, there were 22,398 people who held a library card at the Lethbridge Public Library.

This means that 800,000 physical items through the library were able to be accessed. Including, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and teen materials, reference materials, magazines and newspapers, music, video, software and games, and audiobooks.

696,284 items were borrowed, with 137,572 digital items. There were 11,991 Curbside Pick Up visits as well.

The Lethbridge Public Library adds that 244,000 people visited the Main and Crossings Branches, as well as the Bookmobile.

There were an additional 512,538 visits to the website.

846 online programs were hosted with 8,436 live stream viewers, and 29,826 recorded views.

3,700 events and actitives were hosted online, and in person. Those events brought in 45,700 people.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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