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.

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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

Each time, we would share our stories and feelings with other champions, and that made me feel connected.

May 11, 2018

This was  a great experience for me. As you know I am taking classes at local community agency where one of our facilitators said that we can access resources in the library for $2 or $3 . I was like: “No, it’s all free in the library for everyone.” Then, after I introduced myself as a library champion, they let me present about library resources for immigrants and I felt so proud of myself. Everyone was in Canada longer than me, and I knew more about community than others.

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.