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The NewToBC Blog covers a range of topics important to new immigrants and their settlement. Learn about library resources and services, check out cultural holidays and festivals, read about a new hobby, find things to do with your children, explore workshop and training options. NewToBC posts two blogs per month. Visit often or subscribe to have the blog delivered to your inbox!

A Champion Shares Six Things She Learned from the Library Champions Project

June 16, 2021

It’s Never Too Late to Fulfill a Lifelong Dream Being a librarian was my first dream profession when I was teenager. Later my career took a different path and this dream was, for a time, forgotten. I have worked all over the world, and then moved to Langley after my…

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Are you New to Coquitlam, BC? Here are 7 Reasons to Visit the Coquitlam Public Library and Connect with Your Local Community!

May 27, 2021

For newcomers across BC, access to libraries is crucial because they help build a safe and welcoming community, no matter where you’re living. Our latest blog covers 7 reasons to visit and join the Coquitlam Public Library. Whether you’re looking to access free resources and materials, brush up on your…

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7 Ways Libraries and Their Librarians Help Newcomers Adapt to Life in Canada

May 14, 2021

Coming to a new country can be challenging, but local librarians are making it easier Emily is a Community Librarian with the Vancouver Public Library. In this blog, Emily shares her experience working with newcomers in BC to ensure they are welcomed, connected to their libraries and connected to their new communities.

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How Local Surrey Communities and Surrey Libraries Are Responding to Meet the Needs of Newcomers

April 19, 2021

Learn How the Local Surrey Community is Helping Newcomers During the COVID-19 Pandemic This blog is a continuation of What’s Happening in Surrey for BC Newcomers; a post we wrote earlier this month about upcoming newcomer or newcomer relevant information provided to Surrey newcomers from the Surrey Libraries. Here, Tania discussed her role as a Community Librarian, and her work in helping newcomers connect to the library. Today, Tania shares the Surrey community’s shift to meet changing demands imposed by the pandemic.

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