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

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

Nicole Liu

It is very overwhelming to see how we have shaped their perception about libraries and how they have shaped my life too, to see how helpful we, the Library Champions, are in our community.

Cheryl Aquino

During this program I found lots of new friends from different countries and different cultures. I appreciate that this program not only helps newcomers but also helps me to find new friends and to understood that I am not alone in this multicultural country.

Beheshteh Maleki

Being a library champion is a first volunteer experience for me. It allowed me to meet new people, talk with them… I have been here for five years but had no social life whatsoever. LCP gave me the opportunity and the first experience. Outreaching was really easy when talking with people in my first language, but in English was a bit harder. I had to learn new words, prepare myself to approach people and present about libraries.

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.