Welcoming Library

What Do Immigrant Kids Think of the Program?

“What do immigrant kids think of the program?” —Curry College Student This was the final question that was asked of Welcoming Library co-founder Kate Cutko and Executive Director Kirsten Cappy. They were speaking to Kathy McDonough‘s Children’s Literature: Gateway to the World class about the founding of I’m Your Neighbor Books and the Welcoming Library…. Read more »

Events: Welcoming Immigrants with Children’s Literature


WELCOMING IMMIGRANTS WITH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE   Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:00 AM Harlow Gallery Hallowell, Maine Sunday, November 18, 2018 4:00 PM PRINT: A Bookstore Portland, Maine Book advocate Kirsten Cappy and author-illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will share the project they co-founded, I’m Your Neighbor Books, a project encouraging communities to welcome immigrants, refugees, and… Read more »

I’m Your Neighbor on the Lifelines Podcast


  I’m Your Neighbor is honored that the The Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide Podcast featured the Welcoming Library and that they highlighted immigration children’s literature in Episode 7. Look for the episode on author Ann Braden’s site, Stitcher, or iTunes. Podcasters and authors Saadia Faruqi and Ann Braden believe: – That there is… Read more »

Welcoming Library Webinar for Maine Libraries


Librarian Kate Cutko and Kirsten Cappy of I’m Your Neighbor will be sharing the Welcoming Library in a Maine State Library webinar for Maine librarians. Welcoming Library Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Open to: Maine Library Community Libraries and schools all over the state are having pop-up community conversations about immigration…. Read more »

Welcoming Library on the Fourth of July

We love that this public library used the most patriotic day in America to talk about New Americans! “I intentionally requested the library near the 4th of July so I could tie it into people’s Independence day activities and created a Facebook post to advertise the library that reflected that.” —Berwick Public Library

Welcoming Library at the Social Justice Street Fair


Maine Initiatives invited I’m Your Neighbor Books to exhibit the Welcoming Library at their Social Justice Street Fair in Portland, Maine.     Kate Cutko and Kirsten Cappy of I’m Your Neighbor Books had wonderful conversations with attendees about the Welcoming Library’s ability to create productive dialogue about immigration. We were especially honored to have… Read more »