Welcoming Library

Applications Now Closed: 60 Free Immigrant-Themed Books with Compensated SEL Training for Maine Educators

Envisioned & Funded by the Maine DOE The Maine-based nonprofit I’m Your Neighbor Books (IYNB) in partnership with the Maine Department of Education invites Maine Public School Teachers (teaching Grades 2-5) to apply to be a part of the PINE Project. PINE: Picture Books Featuring Immigration Help All Students Navigate Social Emotional Learning The 16… Read more »

Listen to Children’s Book Review Growing Readers Podcast

I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to have been interviewed by the brilliant Bianca Schulze, founder of The Children’s Book Review, alongside I’m Your Neighbor Books’ longtime supporter and mentor Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine. Together we discuss the Welcoming Library and the inclusion of audiobook / Wonderbook editions in the Welcoming Library thanks to… Read more »

Amjambo Africa & Many Voices

I’m Your Neighbor Books is proud to have been profiled by Amjambo Africa. We had a wide-ranging conversation about the powers of telling the “many voices” of our African neighbors through books. Amjambo Africa! is a news service that helps New Mainers thrive and helps Maine welcome and benefit from our new neighbors. The print… Read more »

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 »

“We’re Part of the Human Family”: Faith Group Hosts Welcoming Library

I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to lend a Welcoming Library to the Congregational Church in Cumberland, Maine. “Our faith teaches us to welcome a stranger and also to love our neighbors,” said Allison Smith, the church’s senior minister, adding that the library’s objective “just fits so beautifully.” READ MORE in the article by Alex… Read more »