By Lethbridge Herald on December 16, 2020.
The Lethbridge Public Library has announced it will continue to offer library memberships at no fee throughout 2021 after the City of Lethbridge Library Board approved the funding to cover the cost of memberships for another year.
“Our board sees the value in working to establish access for all to the library, and its resources and materials,” said Allan Quinton, chair of the Library Board, in a news release. “Membership fees provide a significant barrier to many, and eliminating fees ensures that all residents are able to access the library’s physical and virtual services equally.
“And now, more than ever, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our community needs access to the library. We are a lifeline for so many. The library is a welcoming, inclusive space that works to connect and strengthen our community through equitable access to learning and leisure — be that in person or online — and this opportunity only reinforces that and acts to help our community recover as we work through the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community as a whole.”