A new library in Surrey, B.C., will be home to a “human library,” with people on loan as living books.
The $36-million Surrey City Centre library, set to open at the end of the month, will allow users to “check out” people and pick their brains about their experiences with blindness, immigration, religion or a disability, among other things. The goal is to break down stereotypes and start discussions, said deputy chief librarian Melanie Houlden.
How will they fit the people on the shelves?
Photo by dfulmer.
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