By Yoos, Cam on March 23, 2020.
The Lethbridge Public Library is trying to ease some of the household stress of finding stuff to keep children and others occupied, through various opportunities to access their resources online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Library cards are free for the public to access, thanks to the City of Lethbridge funding the costs of membership to the library, and can be filled out and signed up online through their website.
Through the Lethbridge Public Library’s website, community members are able to borrow eBooks, audiobooks. People are also able to access thousands of international newspapers, including 50 Canadian publications, digital versions of bestselling magazines, online courses, interactive lessons to help you learn a new language, stitching patterns and lessons, and homework tools to help students keep their skills up through their new alternative learning sessions.
The Lethbridge Public Library has a large selection of thousands of movies, TV shows, and music albums which are also available for rent online through their membership.
The Library’s team will also be bringing some new content to the community as they will be hosting a variety of live streams on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Today at 10 a.m. there will be a live stream on Facebook of the Parent Child Mother Goose Program, at 3 p.m. the Small ‘n’ Tall program will be live-streamed on Facebook, and the Bedtime Story program will be live-streamed on Instagram at 8 p.m. The same programs and will be running Wednesday at the same times and platforms.
Tuesday, Stories & Stuff program will be running at 10 a.m. on Facebook, with Small ‘n’ Tall program at 3 p.m. also on Facebook. Thursday morning will start at 10 a.m. on Facebook with Babies in the Library program, followed by Small ‘n’ Tall at 3 p.m. On their Instagram at 9 p.m., there will be a Mini Trivia session for the community. Friday morning there will be a Rhyme Time session on Facebook at 10 a.m., and a Bedtime Story session on Instagram at 8 p.m.
The Lethbridge Public Library is taking their services even further by developing a YouTube channel for their STEAM Club program, where families are able to follow along with a variety of classes through the science, technology, engineering, arts and math learnings.
The Lethbridge Public Library can be found on their Facebook and YouTube under their full name, and their Instagram and Twitter under the handle @LethLib. The Lethbridge Public Library’s resources are free for the community to access, following the activation of their free membership found on lethlib.ca.
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