Calgary Herald, March 24, 2014 10:17 AM
A local library program for newcomers to Canada has received a $550,000 boost from the RBC Foundation.
The funding for the Welcome to the Library program will support orientation tours, a welcome video - which is available in 18 languages and will expand to others - and free library access for newcomers for one year.
"Public libraries have historically been the first point of contact for people who are new to the community and new to the country," Bill Ptacek, CEO of the Calgary Public Library, said in a news release.
The funding was made in partnership with the Calgary Public Library Foundation.