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Multicultural Library: Northeast Calgary and Humanity Community-Building

multicultural library: Wanting to celebrate the multiculturalism he saw in Calgary, Najam went door to door collecting books from his neighbours to create a little library where people could choose from classic books written in languages like English, French, Arabic, Punjabi or Cantonese, according to Toronto Star. Syed Najam started a little free multicultural library on his front lawn in northeast Calgary, with chairs to enjoy a good read and the idea is spreading. In May, Najam, with some help from his Love With Humanity community-building non-profit, set up a makeshift library outside his Saddle Ridge home in northeast Calgary. Christina Ryan / Star Metro Calgary Six months later, Najam has found community partners around the Calgary area to set up two more of these little libraries in the city, along with offerings in Airdrie, Cochrane and Chestermere. Originally from Pakistan, Najam moved to Canada in 2009. The new box in Okotoks will mark the seventh location, which Najam projects will be ready for the public in the next week or so. ( As reported in the news.