6 April 2022

Human libraries give a short insight into the lives of someone you might not ordinarily meet in your day-to-day life.

Two women looking at each other. One with curly hair is placing headphones on.

Stories and storytelling are age old. Stories teach, challenge, and connect us. For all of history, human connections have been built through storytelling. In fact, stories have been used to pass down knowledge and ideas for thousands of generations. We know that through the sharing and hearing of stories, lives can be changed.

Human Libraries let you borrow people instead of books, for a short insight into the lives of someone you might not ordinarily meet in your day-to-day life. These are people who are – as we all are – well worth listening to. Like a regular library, each “book” will have a book jacket and description, to support the “reader” to select a check out.

The Life Without Barriers Human Library Podcast Project will showcase the community of Life Without Barriers as ‘human books’ of the library to share stories through individual podcast episodes in the Human Library Collection.

The Life Without Barriers Human Library Project acknowledges the diverse life experiences, wealth of knowledge that makes up the rich tapestry of our community.

Through a mix of generational story, we will open doors of thoughts and experiences. Share stories emphases empathy and create greater understanding between people. The Human Library Collection will create an intentional space where people’s voices are heard, and we learn more about each other to ultimately forge new connections.

To celebrate Hook into Books the First Collection of the Life Without Barriers Human Library will focus on the theme of Literacy experiences through the ages.

Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

Hook Into Books!

Supporting Children and Young People to build bright futures through education and learning “Everyday Everyway”.

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