[Reading-For-Healthy-Families] New DVD, Welcome to the Library, reaches out to Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese speakers (Portland OR)

ARNOLD Renea W reneaa at multcolib.org
Thu May 14 15:57:40 PDT 2009

Hi, all.
 I just wanted to alert you of this DVD in Chinese, Vietnamese, and
Russian, in case you'd like to use it in your RFHF outreach. Go to
multcolib.org and click on Languages under Explore. Or go to
http://www.multcolib.org/services/languages/ and select the language you

Multnomah County Library launches multilingual video series. 
In response to Multnomah County's growing linguistic diversity,
Multnomah County Library has created Welcome to the Library, an online
video series in Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese that introduces speakers
of these languages to the many services offered by the public library. 
DVD sets of the Welcome to the Library series are being provided to all
public library systems in Oregon for use in their own outreach work. 
Viewable from the library's website <http://www.multcolib.org/> , the
Chinese <http://www.multcolib.org/services/languages/chinese.html> ,
Russian <http://www.multcolib.org/services/languages/russian.html>  and
Vietnamese <http://www.multcolib.org/services/languages/vietnamese.html>
versions of Welcome to the Library parallel each other in content, with
eight chapters that focus on useful information such as how to get a
library card and how to use a library computer. All three are also
cataloged as DVDs that can be checked out from the library, and are
posted on YouTube
Featuring the library's bilingual staff and community volunteers,
Welcome to the Library is the latest effort of the library's Target
Language Initiative
<http://www.multcolib.org/services/languages/history.html> , which
provides culturally effective library services and information to
speakers of the four most frequently used languages in Multnomah County
(after English). 
Creation of the Welcome to the Library series was supported in part by
the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library
Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library. 
Questions? Contact: Penny Hummel, Marketing & Communications Manager,
Multnomah County Library 503.988.5498; pennyh at multcolib.org 

Renea Arnold
Early Childhood Services Supervisor
Multnomah County Library
205 NE Russell St. Portland, OR 97212
503.988.5458 (v) 503.988.5441 (fax)
reneaa at multcolib.org l www.multcolib.org

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