As an immigrant myself, I know the loneliness of feeling like you’re different from everyone because you don’t speak English. I felt as a librarian, I was able to go full-circle and create a welcoming atmosphere for my patrons, and send them a message: You’re not alone, we’re here for you!
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There are many ways to reach out to the Hispanic community. Do not underestimate the little things and do not assume the Hispanic community does not take notice.
When challenged with serving New York City’s most linguistically diverse borough, the Queens Library in New York City has flourished instead and created a mosaic that celebrates the Queens community’s wonderful multiculturalism.
In today’s world, we’re adopting an increasingly global outlook. Whether we’re traveling abroad for vacation or business, immigrating, or simply interested in expanding our personal knowledge, the desire to learn a different language is prevalent. Many people turn to their libraries for resources to do so.