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Public library offers multilingual books

12 languages included
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Books for adults and children in collection.

YORKTON - The Yorkton Public Library now has books in multiple languages other than English. 

“There’s 12 different languages,” explained Rong Lu with the library. 

Languages include; Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

“We order from the provincial library, typically every four months,” said Lu, adding that helps keep new material on the shelves for readers. 

The collection is for readers of all ages, with 10 adults and 10 children’s books per language, said Lu. 

While there are currently 12 languages covered, Lu said they have access to others, should there be interest, and readers can also make requests for special order books in other languages too. 

So far the interest in the multilingual books has been good as word spreads that they are in the library, said Lu, who noted she herself is Chinese and has been getting the word out in that community. She added it is often a case of people within a language group spreading the word. Lu has also reached out to the East Central Newcomer Welcome Centre so recent arrivals to the area are made aware of the books.