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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 94 libraries 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.

Multilingual Library Pamphlets

  • We are happy to give you copies of our "Welcome to the Library" pamphlet in any of the following languages (in print or PDF):
    • English
    • French
    • Chinese
    • Urdu
    • Arabic
    • Bengali
    • Hindi
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Tagalog
    • Russian

Multilingual WELCOME Poster

  • We want everyone to feel welcome at the library! This multilingual poster says "welcome" in many different languages.

Poster saying "Welcome" in many languages

  • If you're an organization supporting newcomers or multilingual groups in Newfoundland and Labrador and would like a print copy of this poster, please contact Susan Prior at 709-737-3418 or sprior@nlpl.ca. We have a limited number of extra copies, so this is only while supplies last.

Storytimes

  • 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!

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 libraries in the St. John's area, please contact Susan Prior at 709-737-3418 or sprior@nlpl.ca. Or call your local library.

All of the services listed above are free of charge! Unless a specific contact person is noted above, please get in touch with any of our 94 libraries to find out more about these services or arrange a visit.