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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(The LCP has) connected me to people from different cultural backgrounds, all working hard to be part of the community here, and making the community a better place in the process.

May 11, 2018

I’d like to thank everyone. This program helped me stay here and to keep moving all these months. Without this program I would not stay in Canada. Participating here motivated me in very challenging times. I hope we will all stay in touch. You were all so supportive.

May 27, 2019

 (Volunteering in the LCP is) very meaningful for us that not only give us more confidence to speak English in front of public, but also strengthen our self-esteem. We feel our value when we help the others.

May 11, 2018

End of February is when I came. Not even two months after, in my quest for knowledge I stumbled upon New To BC web site and became a library champion. I met so many lovely people here. One African family that I came across was on a visa that didn’t allow their son to go to school. I took them to the library and the mother signed up- she would borrow materials and teach him at home. If I didn’t accomplish anything else, this would be worth my time. And I did accomplish so much more. I feel so good about helping them.

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.