Celebrate Welcoming Week

National Welcoming Week is September 8-17. Join the everyday work of building communities of belonging. Find books, events, and services.

Staff Picks

Find staff picks in books for Welcoming Week.

Welcoming Week Reads

Read about the experiences of immigrants and refugees. Check out our picks in books for all ages.

World Language Books and Media

Browse books, newspapers, movies, magazines, and music in world languages. Learn a language online.

Browse Titles in World Languages by Language or Location

Find materials in many languages at a library near you.

International Newspapers on PressReader

Read newspapers from around the world. Get the news in many languages. Stay current with full editions online.

Learn a New Language Wherever You Are

Boost your job skills. Prepare for future travel. Learn a language with self-paced reading and listening lessons on Mango.


Join us in September to celebrate Welcoming Week. Celebrate immigrant history, culture, and family stories. Find events for all ages.

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The Welcoming Center

For immigrants, refugees and new arrivals. Connect to the people and resources in the area you live.

Request Free Interpreter Services in Your Language

Get an interpreter in your language for library service. American Sign Language is available at some locations. Ask staff for Language Line.

About Welcoming Week

Want to learn more or find ways to help? Visit these sites to get started.

Welcoming America Present Welcoming Week

Learn about this national initiative and find programs across the country.


Explore the Refugee Congress

Advocate and lift up refugee and immigrant voices in Washington.


Explore the International Rescue Committee

Help refugees and immigrants rebuild their lives in Washington.



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