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

Being a library champion is a first volunteer experience for me. It allowed me to meet new people, talk with them… I have been here for five years but had no social life whatsoever. LCP gave me the opportunity and the first experience. Outreaching was really easy when talking with people in my first language, but in English was a bit harder. I had to learn new words, prepare myself to approach people and present about libraries.

April 7, 2016

(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

LCP training helped me learn about many different community settlement organization and in detail about each organization’s specialty. Training sessions were well organized and very helpful.

May 11, 2018

This program opened my eyes to a new world of possibilities. Before, I knew about library facilities, but now I think that libraries can change people’s lives. I will still keep sharing information over social media and recommend participation in this project to everyone.

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.