Langdon Library is excited to host the Welcoming Library as part of our collection for the month of April 2021!
What is the Welcoming Library?
I’m Your Neighbor Books (creator of the Welcoming Library) builds welcoming communities for New Arrivals and New Americans—using children’s literature. From the I’m Your Neighbor website:
What happens when we read and share immigration literature? Long-Term Citizens develop empathy, cultural competency, and a willingness to welcome. Immigrants — 3rd Generation Americans develop a crucial sense of belonging in our schools and communities.
Why children’s books? They are accessible to people of all ages and most English language abilities. The artwork in many children’s book further increases that reading accessibility and the ability to relate to the character.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can borrow books from the collection?
Anyone with a Langdon Public Library card can borrow up to five books from the collection at a time. Books are marked with a special Welcoming Library sticker on the cover.
How can I borrow books from the collection?
Call us at (603)-436-5154 or e-mail us at email@example.com to make an appointment to visit and choose your books. We can also pack up a book (or five!) for you if you prefer to schedule a contactless curbside appointment. Please note which books you would like in your message. We can also select them for you.
What is the time frame for borrowing books from the Welcoming Library?
Cardholders can borrow up to five books for a one-week period. We ask all books to be returned in our book drop by Friday, April 26.
Which books are in the collection?
Books in the Welcoming Library feature a variety of authors, characters, and stories which represent diverse racial and cultural communities. Please see below for a list of titles!
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams, Khandra Mohammed
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan
Here I Am by Patti Kim
I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Ice in the Jungle by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
In the Small, Small Night by Jane Kurtz
Joseph’s Big Ride by Terry Farish
The Journey by Flying Eye Books
Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
My Friend Jamal by Anna McQuinn
My Name is Sangoel by Karen Williams and Khadra Mohammed
My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald
Path of Stars by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford
Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Somos Como las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta, Alfonso Ruano, Elisa Amado
Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruur and Nizar Badr
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale
That’s NOT How You Do It! by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land by John Coy
Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago
We Can To America by Faith Ringgold