Thursday, April 17, 2014

¡Bienvenidos! Marhaban! Tuaj los!

How does your library say welcome? There are many ways to invite new and existing users to feel included at your library.  From simply greeting patrons with a smile to extensive outreach efforts, there is a range of ways to connect with library users who read/write/speak languages other than, or in addition to, English.  

Circulating children's books in multiple languages offers children and caregivers an invitation to read and feel welcome at your library. Star Bright Books is a great resource for locating children's books in over 20 languages including Arabic, Hmong, and Spanish as pictured by the titles below. 

Heart Image Source: Pixabay
Book Image Source: Star Bright Books