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The Human Library offers human books available to check out by readers curious to find out more about something the book has experienced or believes.

When and Where?

Next Human Library will be held:

Wednesday, September 16 - Friday, September 18, 2015

11:30 am - 3:00 pm daily

at the Merrill-Cazier Library

AND

Saturday, September 19, 2015

11:30 am - 3:00 pm

at the Logan Public Library

History of the Human Library

The Human Library had its beginnings in Denmark.  For more information, visit:

 Human Library Logo

Be a Human Book!

We are recruiting people to be Human Books for our next Human Library in Fall 2015!

We are looking for "books" representing a variety of ethnicities, nationalities, religions, occupations, and characteristics, as well as unique and interesting hobbies and experiences. 

If you are interested in being a Human Book, please fill out our application.

 

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library offers 'living books' to be checked out for a conversation.  Each human book is unique and has something to share regarding his or her experiences, perspectives, values, or beliefs.  Readers are invited to select books that offer new experiences and viewpoints so that both the book and the reader can learn something new and foster understanding through a shared conversation.

Readers can come any time during the event and peruse the list of titles, choose an available title, and then have a one-on-one conversation with that book.  Conversations can be up to 30 minutes long.  Find out the rest of the story!

Human Library Catalog of Books

Browse the past catalogs of books by clicking the tabs above. 

Our past events

Links to news stories that describe some of our past Human Library events:
 

 Utah State Today article 

 Herald Journal article

 

For pictures, click the Photos tab above

Contacts for more info:

Angela Neff       angela.neff@usu.edu          435-797-2679

 

Anne Hedrich      anne.hedrich@usu.edu          435-797-2165

 

 

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