Imagine a library where books are people
And reading is a conversation . . .
What is the Human Library™ and how does it work?
Library patrons or “Readers” borrow human “Books” for 20-25 minutes in a public space mediated by “librarians.” “Books” are community members who share their experiences of prejudice and/or discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, age, lifestyle, disability or another aspect of their lives. “Readers” and “Books” engage in a one-on-one dialogue designed to expose people to experiences that are different from their own and to encourage a deeper understanding among members of a community.
Please join us and prepare to be … illuminated.