A Human Library record
We have hosted thousands of events. Facilitated more than a million conversations. But we have never published 80 books to serve 420 readers at the same time. That will be the scene on June 22nd, when members of the Danish Labour Union HK become readers of the Human Library at Hotel Nyborg Strand.
Books sourced from four book depots
It is no easy feat to assemble 80 volunteer books that can all be available on the same date. It has taken more than three months to coordinate and gather our books from four different book depots across Denmark.
The depot in Copenhagen, which is also the largest in the world, naturally is yielding the majority of the content we will publish, but our local book depot on Fyn close to Nyborg will also contribute and so will the book depots in Aarhus and Esbjerg. Making it a national team effort and a historic day in more ways than one. In our 19 years of work, we have never had this many books and so many book depots in operation.
Recipient of HKs Honorary Jytte Award
The Human Library and HK have a strong history. In our daily life, we work closely with library assistants whenever we visit public libraries across the country. Since 2017 we have hosted several events for different member groups of the labour union, typically as part of conference programming. In 2017 we were honored to receive HKs Jytte Award from the Library Assistants Association, in recognition of our contribution to the public library sector.
Record readers come from dental clinics
When they are not participating in a labour union conference, the readers on this record making day, all work in dental clinics across the country. In their daily job many of them are in contact with a very diverse group of patients and this session perhaps can add to their knowledge and understanding of diversity.
This event is not open to the public.