The House of Languages in the Saint John Free Public Library was the idea of Malcolm Sommerville, a dedicated Board Member who felt passionately about having an area where newcomers could read in their home language.
The House of Languages has grown over the years and continues to expand thanks to contributions of community volunteers and the continuing support of the Saint John Free Public Library Board.
The collection of books include several different languages, French, Korean, Chinese, Farsi, Spanish, Greek, Hindi & Polish.
As well as the House of Languages The Saint John Free Public Library also has many other great resources that you can use for example.
New Reader's Area
The New Readers Area has Books of many Different Levels for those who are learning to read English.
The Teen Zone is a special place for teenagers and young adults.The books,CDs and magazines in this area are perfect for teenagers, but anyone can read and enjoy them.
The Children's Department has books and computers for younger children. They also have many programs for kids with reading,music,puppets,movies,and crafts
The Library has adult programs including a social event for newcomers where people meet and practice speaking English every Saturday, 2-4 pm from September till June.
Computers & Internet
On the second floor of the library we have 18 public computers. we also have wireless Internet, for those with their own laptops or devices, headphones are also available to borrow
The reading room on the first floor has a wide selection of newspapers and magazines.