The Human Library is a worldwide organization that aims to create bridges of understanding between individuals. This file contains a how-to and some sample forms and other resources that the Nelson Public Library has developed for our event, which is registered with humanlibrary.org. Human "books" are real people who may be checked out by borrowers for a one-on-one conversation, and are typically people who have experienced prejudice or stigma or have felt misunderstood due to personal circumstance, ethnicity or nationality, sexual identity, disability, religion, etc., which differentiates the event from a "Living Library", which may involve "books" with any sort of story to tell. We've found this event to be profoundly inspiring for both books and borrowers. We've run it as an adult event and also brought it to a high school class.
Number of sessions:
Length of program session:
> 120 minutes
Anne DeGrace, Nelson Public Library
Copies of program publicity (newspaper articles, letters of appreciation, participant feedback, etc.):