Ready to create a culture of welcoming in your community?

I’m Your Neighbor will work with you to get a Welcoming Library circulating in your organization, district, county, or state.

Write a Grant or Find Local Funding

I’m Your Neighbor can provide sample language, images, outcomes, and budgets to share with potential donors and grant organizations. We can also provide you with an online fundraiser. The Welcoming Library (as outlined below) is available for $2500.

Each Welcoming Library Includes:

  • 30 Acclaimed Picture Books featuring the experiences of modern-day immigrants, refugees, and/or 1st- through 3rd-generation families from non-European countries.
  • Discussion Questions affixed to the back end papers to allow any reader to have an in-depth, informed conversation about commonalities, differences, welcoming, and belonging, regardless of the reader’s experience and comfort with such conversations.
  • Book Processing that highlights the mission of the collection, including a cover sticker with the phrase  “I’m Your Neighbor” written in 10 languages, a spine label, and a bookplate with the mission statement.
  • Pop-up Display Unit with Banner which adapts to any space to both highlight the books and draw attention to the mission. The handmade wooden display disassembles for packing and shipping between locations.
  • Two Totes to move and ship books, the display, and all support materials between your locations.
  • Online Toolkit to assist each new site and “ambassador” with set-up, circulation, marketing, programming, and educational opportunities.
  • Consultation with the founders on implementation, addition of books reflecting your community, and customization of materials. (Up to 4 hours.)
  • Customizable Counter Card Template featuring the project’s mission statement. The card directs readers to this website for additional book titles and can feature local mission statements and branding.
  • Reservation Software to facilitate delivery and engagement at each site.
  • Ongoing Innovations and national marketing.

Download an information sheet.

Want to discuss the Welcoming Library? Contact us!