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Multilingual Resources at the BPL

Multilingual Resources at the BPL

Are you raising a multilingual child in Canada? Do you worry that your child might lose their home language or not learn English well enough? At the Burnaby Public Library, you can find great multilingual resources to raise your child to speak each language fluently.

The Burnaby Public Library (BPL) and Literacy Now Burnaby is committed to helping multilingual families cope with this challenge by providing resources and workshops. There are many resources such as books and digital information at the Burnaby Public Library that can help support your child’s first language while helping them learn about other cultures. The library also holds workshops that offer assistance on finding these resources while sharing tips and practical information for raising multilingual children. 

To find out more about workshops and upcoming events at BPL, please log onto the library’s events page or Twitter Page.  

Below, we have prepared several links to the Burnaby Public Library‘s resources for multilingual families.

Books on Raising Bilingual or Multilingual Children (For parents)
Bilingual Books for Kids (Books where all the words are in two languages)
Books in Different Languages

In addition, here are some excellent blogs on raising multilingual children:

Parents Canada’s “Tips For Raising A Multilingual Child”
21 Insightful Tips to Raise a Trilingual Child