Myli – My Community Library is supporting love your library in your language this March. This campaign aims to encourage library patrons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) to participate by writing a message of love to their library in their preferred language during Cultural Diversity Week 11-21 March and Harmony Week 20-26 March 2023.
Postcards have been created by CAVAL, campaign sponsor. The postcards provide a space for a handwritten message. During the campaign, participating libraries are encouraging patrons to write a message to be displayed in libraries during the campaign. Throughout the campaign, postcard messages will be shared on social media channels with hashtag #loveyourlibrary.
At the end of the campaign, the completed postcards be collected and shared with the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Colin Brooks, as part of Public Libraries Victoria’s ongoing campaign to build a coalition of support for libraries among Victorian politicians. The postcards will help raise awareness of the importance of libraries for Victoria’s multicultural communities.
The campaign will be promoted through March and April to advocate and promote library services and how libraries work with partners like CAVAL to support learning and literacy needs of CALD communities.
CAVAL is a trusted partner inspiring and driving innovation in the library community and focuses on collaboration, capability building and collection management. CAVAL’s highly skilled, multilingual team from the Language Resources department sources and catalogues community language and ESL resources from all over the world. Carefully curated collections are customised to local specifications and delivered shelf-ready to libraries across Australia and New Zealand.
Drop into your local Myli library in Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Cardinia or South Gippsland Shire and ask for a postcard to show the love to your library in your language this March. For more information visit myli.org.au or call 1800 44 6954.