The Denver Public Library’s Plaza programming is specifically tailored to meet the needs of immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. Plazas are a dedicated space for migrants from all over the world to connect with people, information, and resources, building Denver’s successful global community.

Plazas offer support for new immigrants including second-language conversation skills, citizenship, business networking, and more.

Plaza Voices

Cover of "Bilingual is Better," available from DPL

Lulu, a Plaza staff member, writes:

One of the primary ways that Denver Public Library engages with immigrants and refugees is through language learning at our Plaza Conversation Tables. An important element of the diversity that immigration brings to a society is the huge variety of languages spoken in this country. On any given day at Plaza, we may meet speakers of Swahili, Arabic, Russian or Farsi, in addition to the more common languages spoken in Denver like Spanish and Vietnamese.

Interestingly but perhaps unsurprisingly,...

Services to New Immigrants

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