Louisville/Jefferson County has experienced tremendous growth in the number of immigrant populations living in the area. The Library has responded, with the help of public and private funds, to the increase by enhancing the Library's collections and public programs to represent the diverse cultures of our community. These funds go to purchase materials in native languages as well as bilingual dictionaries, citizenship materials, and picture dictionaries for adults and children. In addition, library brochures and information pieces are translated into target languages, and programs for adults and children are offered to introduce the collections to this new group of library users. Iroquois Branch is the lead library agency in the Internationals Initiative. Library staff are delighted to provide outreach visits to share library services with international classes, groups, or organizations.
For additional information, or to schedule an outreach opportunity, please contact Valerie Viers, Assistant Manager of the Iroquois Branch, at 574-1720 or Sophie Maier, Immigrant Services Librarian, at 574-1701.