Last Updated on Monday, 24 January 2022 22:44
Decades ago, when active refugee resettlement began in the borough of Whitehall, the Whitehall Public Library was quick to respond. The library now has a long and proud history of services and resources tailored to resettled community members, many of whom are now actively buying homes and starting businesses.
In response to ongoing rumors and disinformation around special favors and privileges offered to immigrants and refugees in the community, the library created the ‘Welcoming Neighbor Alliance’. The Welcoming Neighbor Alliance is a curated digital collection of factual information about the local immigrant and refugee population.
This effort was initiated in direct response to a long-term resident that visited the library because she was very concerned about negative rumors around immigrant homeowners. She knew that her public library was the best source for trusted factual information.