Did you know that the library has a collection of titles in several foreign languages?

Books in world languages can be easily searched in the library catalog with these instructions, or browsed from the home screen.

Currently the collection features adult and children’s titles in a selection of languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Here are just a few highlights:

Ajuubah [Arabic]
R. J. Palacio
Auggie Pullman looks very different from his fellow students, but he has the unique ability to change their lives.

Max et les maximonstres [French]
Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are
Feisty Max gets sent to his room without supper, but lo and behold! a fantastical world of monsters and adventure await.

The healer cat [Telugu]
Tuula Pere
Celesse the healer cat travels with mother hare through a snowstorm to help her and encounters a scary surprise.

When in Doubt, Don’t [Chinese]
Chen Luyu
A book of personal essays about struggling with life’s decisions.

Un Hombre Llamado Ove [Spanish]
Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
Ove is a grumpy neighbor who connects by happenstance with his neighbors when they accidentally run into his mailbox.

This collection is growing, so check it out when you get a chance!

Join us September 10-16, 2023, for Welcoming Week at WPPL with events and more aimed at building strong connections with neighbors of all backgrounds. The week culminates with the Community Welcome Fair featuring local groups sharing their stories, traditions and food.

Read more blog posts about the ways Ohio, Westlake, and your local library are welcoming everyone to the community.

Victoria Vogel

Adult Services Associate