Meet a library champion

Shu Ming Chen is a Vancouver Public Library champion.

Shu Ming Chen is a Vancouver Public Library champion.

Submitted by the Vancouver Public Library

Meet Shu Ming Chen: 
Doctor, recent newcomer to Canada,
and proud library champion.

Her mission:
Support her community and
help immigrants
discover their local library and all that it offers.

Q: Why did you become a library champion?
A: When newcomers have just landed,
they feel isolated and anxious
in an unfamiliar community.
Language and culture barriers are
the two major factors
keeping those people away from the community.
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The January issue is out!

Due to the holiday season, you may receive your newspaper
a little later than usual.

The front page of the January 2015 Westcoast Reader

The front page of the January 2015 Westcoast Reader

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Listen to “New to B.C.?”– Level 1
Reading by Jessica Heafey

Helpful links from the Vancouver Public Library

  1. New to B.C.? Library links for newcomers to B.C.
    Search the library in many languages
  2. Fiction for Newcomers to B.C.
  3. Subject guides such as “Computer Survival Guide”,
    “First Nations of Canada”, “Canadian History” and more
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. ESL Tours, ESL Book Clubs, ESL classes and more 

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