Don’t Just Read a Good Book… Be One!

The Harris Campus Library invites YOU to participate in the Human Library at Harris, a part of Sensoria at Harris! This event takes place on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Harris 1, Room 1235.

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library started in Denmark in 2000 as a way to challenge prejudice and stereotypes while fostering understanding among people within a community. As part of the Human Library, readers can borrow a book to learn more about the life experiences faced by the book due to being stereotyped or judged in some way.

What is a book?

Books are people who have volunteered to share their unique experiences or perspective on life—their story. Because of their experiences, books have often been stereotyped by others.

What is a reader?

A reader is a person who is interested in borrowing a book from the Human Library. The reader will spend 30 minutes having a one-on-one conversation with a book about their experiences.

What kind of stories can a book share?

A book can share any experience that they feel comfortable talking about to their readers.

I am interested! How do I sign up?

If you want to share your experiences with a reader, contact Monique Clark at, by phone at 704.330.4618, or stop by the Harris Campus Library (Harris I, Room 2100). Happy reading!