The legendary Human Library is about to open its doors in Bedfordshire and Newcastle.
In Bedfordshire, the shelves are bulging with gripping stories waiting to be read including Lazy Single Mother, Lonely Gays in the Village and Happy To Be Autistic.
In Newcastle, the books are just as absorbing and awaiting their titles.
Here’s a few of the reader reviews from previous libraries for your browsing pleasure. Embrace your bookishness; come read!
Bedfordshire Human Library is on:
• Saturday 18 October 2014 at Dunstable Library
• Saturday 25 October 2014 at Flitwick Library
• Saturday 1 November 2014 at Leighton Buzzard Library
Juice Human Library, Newcastle, is on:
• Saturday 25 October 2014 at Newcastle City Library
Check their websites for the full details of times and access.
More about Human Library
The Human Library is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding.
In its initial form, it’s a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction.
Visitors to a Human Library are given the chance to speak informally with ‘people on loan’, to break stereotypes by challenging the most common prejudices in a positive and humorous way. It’s a concrete, easily transferable and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding.
It is a ‘keep it simple’, ‘no-nonsense’ contribution to social cohesion in multicultural societies.