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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…
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…
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.
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.