University of Rochester to Host ‘Human Library’ Event

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

humanlibraryThe University of Rochester in New York is hosting an event that will turn real people into books. It’s called theĀ Human Library event and will take place on the college’s campus tomorrow.

The idea of the event it to get people who would not likely meet in their everyday lives to sit down and talk. Library patrons will be able to ‘check out’ a human for 30 minutes where they can sit together and listen to that person’s story. ‘Human Books’ are volunteers that have signed up to tell their stories to others in the library environment.

Check it out: “A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community with whom they might not normally interact. Visitors to a library have an opportunity during a planned event to borrow and engage in conversation with a Human Book. Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds.”