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 helped me to get confidence and also made me believe in myself.

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

People who read have different life. I always wished to convince everyone around me to read, but there was no opportunity for that till now. LCP gave me a chance to tell people to go visit libraries, play, read, relax, browse through books. My friends would go to the library to get a movie, but now they are taking books too. LCP helped me fulfill my mission of telling people to read. I told a 72 years old gentleman about library services and he is very grateful. He now goes to the library regularly, reads in Persian and uses Internet for free.

April 7, 2016

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

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.