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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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

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

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

Very interesting opportunity to meet friends and learn about library. This teaches me that in Canadian culture people help each other. That is a secret to a healthy society. I am trying to teach this to my kids. When you help others you help yourself.

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.