Participate in a Human Library

Participate in a Human Library

2nd Human Library at Rochester Fringe Festival

Eastman School of Music: Cominksy Promenade
September 21, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Browse the catalog of Human Books. Now available online!

What is a Human Library?
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.

What is a Human Book?
Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others in a safe environment.

What is a Reader?
Readers check out Human Books for 30 minutes. By doing so, they have the opportunity, during a planned event, to participate in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Human Books to ask questions and to learn about another’s life experiences or special interests.


If you are interested in sharing your story as a Human Book, please contact Mari Tsuchiya at or (585)275-5506.


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