What Library Champions say about the Project

Libraries have a wealth of resources to help newcomers settle, but immigrants aren’t always aware of them. Library Champions, who are all dedicated volunteers, get out into their communities to spread the word about what public libraries have to offer.

 Featured Library Champions

Because of language barrier and lacking of social experience in Canada, I was so shy to join at first. I felt so comfortable and encouraged because all of our volunteers have one thing in common. We are full of enthusiasm and keen on integrating the society although we are lacking of real Canadian experience and facing some difficulties. You helped me with getting to know our community through communicating with others. You gave me a platform to dig myself deeply and build self-confidence. I benefited a lot from it.

May 11, 2018

It was an amazing opportunity to be involved in my community. This gave me more self-confidence.

May 11, 2018

People who read have different life. I always wished to convince everyone around me to read, but there was no opportunity for that till now. LCP gave me a chance to tell people to go visit libraries, play, read, relax, browse through books. My friends would go to the library to get a movie, but now they are taking books too. LCP helped me fulfill my mission of telling people to read. I told a 72 years old gentleman about library services and he is very grateful. He now goes to the library regularly, reads in Persian and uses Internet for free.

April 7, 2016

My training has allowed me to help people register their children up for the local reading club.

Nicole Liu September 12, 2013

Hear from Library Champions and their Supporters

Every Library Champion has a story to tell! Learn about the people who make a real difference in the community, including where they moved from and how being a Library Champion changed their lives and the lives of other newcomers in their community.