Turner Free Library Opens World Languages Room

Furthering the Library’s mission to serve the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of all the members of the Town of Randolph, the Turner Free Library is excited to announce the opening of its World Languages Room! Although the Library has always maintained a multilingual collection of fiction and non-fiction books, the newly repurposed World Languages Room offers the collection room to grow in a more prominent location. Located on the Library’s main floor, the World Languages Room features books in Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Vietnamese, among other languages.

The World Languages Room also includes an “ESoL and Citizenship Corner,” which offers books, DVDs, and audiobooks for English-language learners and anyone interested in applying for U.S. citizenship. “In addition to offering a comfortable, welcoming space, we want the Library’s

collections to continue to reflect the rich diversity of the Randolph community. The opening of the World Languages Room is the latest step towards that ongoing goal,” says Library Director Sharon Parrington Wright, noting that the World Languages Room is only one part of a multi-faceted plan that has involved recruiting new vendors that can supply library materials in a range of languages. “The Turner Free Library has always provided an inclusive and equitable space for our community members to enjoy, but the World Languages Room offers our residents a more accessible space to find books in some of the many languages spoken locally,” says Elizabeth LaRosee, the Town of Randolph's Direc

tor of Library, Recreation, and Community Programs. From classics to best sellers, there's something for every reader to enjoy in the Turner Free Library’s new World Languages Room!

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