Library In Your Language
Library In Your Language

"All About Your Library" in your language:
Use the "Select Language" feature located at the top left side of library webpages to translate information into the language of your choice.


Children's Services

Programs
Preschool Storytime. Library storytime programs in Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish are offered at various libraries throughout the Mississauga Library System. Click here for schedule and locations.

Dial-A-Story
Listen to a new preschool story each week in the comfort of your own home. Call as often as you want, any time of the day.
Multilingual stories are read in Hindi, Mandarin, Polish and Urdu.
To listen to a story call 905-615-3500 and choose option #5.


Newspapers and Magazines
Read newspapers from all over the world in 48 languages. The Library Press Display database carries today's papers plus a 60 day archive. It's just like reading the print version, including the headlines, articles, classified ads and photos. You can browse page by page for search for articles on a specific topic.



World Languages Collection
The Mississauga Library System offers materials in the following languages:

Arabic
Bengali
Bosnian
Chinese
Croatian
Farsi
German

Greek
Gujarati
Hindi
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Tagalog
Tamil
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese

If you have any questions about the World Languages Collection, please contact the library or talk to staff at your local library.To find out which locations offer materials in your language, please click here.

World Languages Collection Statement
The Mississauga Library System offers materials in World Languages as they are reflected in the community. According to the 2011 Canadian Census, 96.5% of Mississauga residents have knowledge of one of the official languages. 62.8% of residents report that English is the predominant language spoken in their homes. Each of the other languages spoken represents less than 10% of the population. Chinese is spoken most often, with 4.6% of the population reporting it as the dominant language in their home. Urdu is spoken in 3.1% of homes, and Punjabi and Polish in over 2% of homes each. Over 50 other languages are represented in the Mississauga community, with each language spoken by less than 2% of the total population.

Materials for the World Languages collection are purchased based on representation in the community and usage in our library system. The largest collection is maintained at the Central Library. Items in different languages are made available at various locations.
 
The Mississauga Library System accepts and appreciates donations to the World Language Collection. If you are interested in donating items or have questions about the World Languages Collection, please speak with staff at your local library.

 

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