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Diverse Reads and Resources for Second Language Learners

  • Wellbeing
  • Webinar
  • 1.5 CE Hours


In this session we’ll talk about how to create a safe, welcoming environment for second language learners. Often this means reaching out to new community members and keeping them informed.  

Participants will discuss programming ideas and steps for getting started, resources for materials (like dual language books), and best practices for outreach.  

Who Should Attend

Individuals working in reference, outreach, and programming services or anyone with an interest in the topic.


Desiree Thomas Youth Services Librarian

Desiree Thomas has worked in the library profession for the past 20 years. She believes stories have the power to shape our world for the better. She is a book reviewer for school library journal and a member of the Choose to Read Ohio advisory board. She is currently a youth services librarian at Worthington Libraries.