UNITED COUNTIES of SD&G, Ontario – The United Counties of SD&G Library will be hosting a virtual “Human Library” event on Wednesday, May 19.
Working much the same as a regular book library, a Human Library let’s someone rent an individual and learn about their experiences.
The ‘Human Library’ helps us to understand obstacles and struggles that others face” said Sylvie Juteau, Library Service Assistant with SDG Library and one of the organizers of the local event. “It teaches us to recognize that we are all imperfect, we all make mistakes, and we can all learn from better understanding those around us.”
Through the Human Library Organization, the SDG Library has organized seven “human books” to share their experiences in 20-minute sessions. The tagline for the Human Library Organization is “Unjudge Someone”
Readers who would like to borrow a human book must register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 930-3493.
Once registered, borrowers can interact with their human books at a scheduled time where they will discuss their experiences as well as a dedicated topic such as prejudice, stigmatization, or discrimination. Difficult questions are expected and welcomed.
Human books can be browsed at sdglibrary.ca/human-library