Did you know Kirklees Libraries was the first library service in Yorkshire and the Humber to be recognised by the City of Sanctuary movement as a Library of Sanctuary?

Library of Sanctuary Awards celebrate the work of library services that provide a welcome and safe space for people fleeing conflict, changing climates, and persecution.

Kirklees Libraries has led the way in providing a welcoming space for migrant communities by curating a Sanctuary book collection that highlights books written by and about sanctuary seekers.

Knit and natter sessions, chats over coffee, conversation cafes and dedicated resource packs have supported language development across all ages for people who do not speak English as a first language.

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