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 »

The Day War Came: Discussion Guide


I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to be asked by Candlewick Press to produce a Discussion Guide for The Day War Came by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (Candlewick Press). In 2016, the United Kingdom refused to welcome 3,000 children who had no families—children just like the girl you read about. The United… 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 »

Libraries as Centers of Safety, Empathy, and Affirmation


In her introduction to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference panel “Unpacking the Immigrant Experience: Creating a Space for New Arrivals,” I’m Your Neighbor co-founder, Anne Sibley O’Brien voiced the pain and rage of the last year “for all who are concerned about immigrants.” “For all who are concerned about immigrants, it’s been a horrendous… Read more »