Suggested Reads for Children

MPL invites families to explore children's books that reflect diversity in all its forms. Click on the book covers below to visit the catalogue and reserve a copy today!

Families Love Each Other by Marcus Logan and Suzanne Muir

"This is a book to show that all families are special and show love to each other regardless of culture, language, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, socioeconomic status, or family makeup."

King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan

"Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day." Includes an afterword about the Basant festival.

I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien

"Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) adjust to their new home and school."

Book Cover for Red A Crayon's Story

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

"This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone."

The Map of Good Memories by Fran Nuño

 "When Zoe is forced to flee from the city where she was born to another country because of the war, she makes a map of good memories to take with her."

My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo

"A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, this book illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home."

The Magic Brush by Kat Yeh

"Jasmine's grandfather teaches her Chinese calligraphy by drawing and making up stories together." Includes a glossary of Chinese characters.

Ultimate English Series

A free, comprehensive 12-week course focused on workplace English, Canadian culture, speaking, and grammar. 


Woman pointing to the word 'English'

Beaty Branch

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

September 19 - December 5


A language assessment is required and will be conducted on the first day of class. Registration is now closed.

Settlement Worker

Meet with a Settlement Worker to help you start your new life in Canada.

This program is brought to you through a partnership between Milton Public Library and the Halton Multicultural Council.

Please register for an appointment by calling Jacky at the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-464-3222. 

Mother and child

Main Library

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

August 29
Sept 12, 26
Oct 10, 24
Nov 7, 21

Beaty Branch

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

August 14, 28
Sept 11
Oct 9, 23
Nov 6

ESL Conversation Circles

Come out every week to meet new people and build your confidence speaking English. 

This program is brought to you by a partnership between Milton Public Library and the Halton Multicultural Council.

Please register with the Halton Multicultural Council by calling 905-842-2486 ext. 241 or by emailing Shinobu at


Diverse group chatting

Main Library

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sept 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27


Beaty Branch

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sept 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22