Two new Human Library book depots in Aarhus and Odense

It won’t be long before our readers on the Island of Fyn and residents of East Jutland, Denmark, will have access to a human book that volunteered to answer difficult questions on challenging topics. With the expansion we are finally nationwide at home.

With support from Roskilde Festival we are working on expanding our danish book collection by establishing two more Human Library books depots in Denmark. The new book depots will focus on serving the greater Aarhus and Odense regions.  

The Human Library Book Depot

A book depot is a group of volunteer books and librarians who facilitate events at libraries, schools, high schools, universities, festivals, etc. We publish our books in order to help improve interpersonal understanding and to build a greater acceptance of our differences and diversity. A typical book depot will carry over 50 books and help deliver 10-30 events each year.

Reaching more readers

A book depot essentially enables us to prepare and host events with less prep time and less cost and they allow us to multiply the amount of events we can facilitate. With two more book depots in operation by 2019 we expect to be able to host over 60 events annually. Bringing the total amount of books on storage in our Danish book depots to 300+.

Request events off the bookshelf

Having a local Human Library Book Depot will allow for us to ensure quality in content, care take for our books and work directly with a wide range of local partners that want to host the Human Library, but is unable to build their own from scratch. In fact once fully stacked with books and librarians, it will be possible to deliver events with high quality that are time and cost efficient.

Reading human books is a global phenomena

Since 2000 the Danish Human Library has spread to more than 80 countries worldwide. This is the place where you can challenge prejudices and have a one-to-one dialogue with some of the most vulnerable groups in society. Here human books are on loan for personal conversations where you can ask about everything within the topic

Do you want to join us

We can always use more Books and Librarians for our events. Please fill out an application on our website to join our work.

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