Immigrant Services



The Library offers programs for immigrants in multiple languages. See our events calendar for a full listing of programs (select language). Visit our Arts and Culture page for cultural events at Central Library's Dweck Center. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Día! Diversity in Action.  El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration at the end of April that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Check out our Día lists of diverse children's books.  Join Día celebration at a library near you.

Featured Events:
Books, movies and more
Borrow free books and DVDs in over 30 languages with your library card.  Our catalog is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and French (select language in upper left corner).  Looking for a book in another language?  Find books in 70 languages in our catalogue.

Featured books and movies:

This is a brief selection list of Chinese titles for April 2015.
Russian booklist
Keep an eye out for these popular Russian authors at your local library.
En 1996 la Academia de Poetas Estadounidenses inició el Mes Nacional de la Poesía. Para celebrar este mes de la poesía le proponemos esta lista de títulos infantiles que destacan a varios poetas ilustres y se encuentran disponibles en la biblioteca.
Resources Guides
Free adult education classes in Brooklyn.  Learn English, improve reading and writing, study for your High School Diploma.
Books, classes, legal help and more to prepare for U.S. naturalization.
Free and low-cost legal services for immigrants.
A list of programs and resources to use your foreign degree and reconnect with your profession in the United States.
General list of support services for new Immigrants.
Links to health information in other languages.

Volunteer to welcome new immigrants to your community.  Help your fellow New Yorkers practice English, build literacy skills or prepare for citizenship.

Connect with us

Connect with the library's social networks.  Follow BKLYN Immigrants twitter feed for updates on free programs, world langauge books and learning opportunities.

Immigrant Services in the Library's Department of Outreach Services is interested in working with city agencies and community organizations to provide quality programs.  Our programming focuses on multilingual civic, cultural and educational programs for immigrant Brooklynites.  If you are interested in working with the library to offer free programs, email us or call 718.230.2715.


This project is sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services, which has been established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation