Welcoming Library

New Welcoming Library: Cart Collection Launched with 26 Grant-funded Carts for Maine

10 “Welcoming Library: Cart Collections” with 900 Books Gifted to Bangor Schools Bangor, Maine—In front of hundreds of fourth and fifth-grade students at Fairmont School, I’m Your Neighbor Books, Bangor school officials, and the Maine Department of Education, announced the delivery of 900 books featuring Immigrant and New Generation families to Bangor schools. Thanks to… Read more »

SEL Training for Maine Educators Serving as Model for Larger Training

Envisioned & Funded by the Maine DOE The Maine-based nonprofit I’m Your Neighbor Books (IYNB) in partnership with the Maine Department of Education is working alongside Maine Public School Teachers (teaching Grades 2-5) on the PINE Project. PINE: Picture Books Featuring Immigration Help All Students Navigate Social Emotional Learning The 16 selected educators will receive… 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 »