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 September 12, 2013

This was really an amazing program for me. It helped me to become more comfortable to meet new people. It also helped me getting the opportunity to do volunteering in Maple Ridge Hospital that will add value in my resume in the future.

May 27, 2019

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 September 12, 2013

Thank you for offering this great opportunity to me, I felt so honored. And thanks for all the support you gave to us. Library champion is an amazing program, not only for the volunteers, but also great for the public and the library. I will still promote this program, and resources from New to BC and library to my friends.

May 27, 2019

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.