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Multilingual Library Resources

For organizations supporting newcomers

Does your organization support newcomers? We have programs and services that may be helpful. All are free of charge. Please get in touch with any of our over 90 locations to discuss the services listed below!

Library Tours

We would be happy to arrange a custom library tour for your group. While we don't always have multilingual staff, we're happy to work with anyone in your group who can help translate for members of your group who aren't comfortable in English.

If you arrange ahead of time, we can sign participants up for free library cards and give them their new card at the end of the tour.

Translated Welcome Pamphlets

Welcome to the Library!

We are happy to give you copies of our translated pamphlets in any of the following languages

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tigrinya
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu

Downloadable PDF copies of these pamphlets can be found on each of the respective language pages in this guide.

Translation Feedback: Have a correction to make or a suggestion for another high-demand language? Or are you able to offer translation services for these materials in another language? Please contact our Literacy Services Librarian, Rachel Head.

Library Programs


  • 30 minutes of songs, stories and rhymes. For children to attend with parents/caregivers. Fun, easy and free.
  • Storytimes are a great way for kids (and parents) to practice English language skills! Many storytimes require registration. Call your local library for details.

English conversation circles

  • English conversation programs are ongoing at select locations including A.C.Hunter, Corner Brook, Labrador City, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Call the local library for details.
  • Want to partner with us to host a conversation circle at the library? Call your local library!

Partner with Us

What do you want to see at the library?

We're interested in expanding our programs that support newcomers. If you have ideas for programs and would like to explore a partnership with the public libraries, you can contact your local branch or the division manager for your area!