The last month the Human Library was endowed with some very positive press exposure which has helped spread the idea to many new corners of the world and especially in the United States.

Slowly and gradually more and more local institutions have become interested to try this out for size and many have decided to stick around and return to the Human Library on an annual or semi-annual basis.

We appreciate all the positive interest and welcome some of the many new partners that have joined us, since we got a positive mention by Upworty and Collective Evolution in February and on Now This in March.

In random order we are happy to welcome:

Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, Kentucky (first in the state), Criss Library, University of Nebraska – East Brunswick High School, New Jersey (first high school in the state) – University of Texas at Arlington Libraries – University of Puerto Rico -Texas Lutheran University – San Diego County Library, La Mesa & Encinitas library, CA – Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University – Rochester Diversity Council & Rochester Public Library, MN – Beckley Art Center, WV – Cambridge Community Television & Cambridge Public Library, MA – DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, CT – Walton Central School, Walton, NY – Towson University Albert S. Cook Library, Maryland –  Leadership for Diverse Schools, Manchester, PA – Dublin Jerome High School, Ohio (first high school in the state) – Tarrant County College, TX – Moniteau County, CA – Glendale Community College, CA – High Point University, NC – Voorhees High School, NJ –  McKinley School of the Arts, Pasadena, CA – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – Estes Valley Library, Colorado – Shasta College, CA – Foothill College, CA – Berkeley Public Library, CA – Purdue University, Indiana – Grand Valley State University, MI – Allegany College of Maryland – Moye Library at the University of Mount Olive, NC – University of Mississippi – St. Petersburg College, Florida – College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas & Johns Hopkins University, MD.

News – Read on

Report from Book Awards 2018

"This is the first time I win something, where the prize is not a beating" said winner of the Human Library Book Award, Oskar Zytnik, in a moving speech on Saturday in Copenhagen.

Human Library Book Awards

On January 26th, the 4th annual Human Library Book Awards ceremony will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. An evening to honor our books and librarians.

Book of the Month: December

For Syrine, sharing her story with her readers is a way for her to accept her condition and to not feel alone. It helps her to see, that every human being has been through hardship and have experienced pain in some way or another.

In Loving Memory of Zak Kostopoulos

A month ago one of our books, Zak Kostopoulos, from the Human Library in Greece, was brutally murdered on the streets of Athens. This portrait to honor his memory and demand justice for Zak.

Book of the Month: September

“Hate is a self-fulfilling prophecy, because the less you know, the more you do not understand, and ninety-nine percent of hate is fueled by the unknown.” Meet Poppy Rose our book of the month for September.

A Human Library for children

Introducing the Human Library for children. Few are more open than children, to ask questions and challenge what they think they know. Now is their chance.

Book of the Month: July

Meet Steven, our amazing book of the month for July! As a Human Book he encourage his readers to believe in their dreams - and live as their true self.