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Library Programs for Fathers

Library Programs for Fathers

“Children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older, have better social connections” – Fathers and Their Impact on Children’s Well-Being

Many libraries find storytimes and programs filled with moms and kids. Any male caregivers attending often find themselves outnumbered. Library staff have started offering library programs for fathers and male caregivers in an effort to be more inclusive. Read on to learn more about these programs offered through our BC public libraries.

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NewToBC’s Beginnings

NewToBC emerged from the recognition that many new immigrant groups are either not using the library or have a very limited view of how the library can support their settlement and integration in Canada. Many newcomers were not being reached through traditional promotional outreach and approaches due to low or almost no English language skills, no previous experience or understanding of libraries in BC and, therefore, no idea that BC libraries offer services and resources beyond books.

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