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

The whole LCP project provided me a wonderful start to connect with the new community and the culture. The feeling is like the door opened. And you showed me exactly how Canadian work professionally in a very warm and friendly way. On the other side so impressed how VPL involved and impacted people’s life. I will try my best to let more and more people like me to know that.

May 27, 2019

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

I’ve been in Canada for two years. This program is the best thing that happened to me in those two years. I loved outreaching, meeting people, giving them bookmarks and other pamphlets.

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.