• Friends of the Human Library
  • Friends of the Human Library

A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

The Friends of the Human Library’s mission is to provide support for Human Library programs and book depot services around the world, to raise funds that will enable us to build more book collections, host more events and reach even more readers. One conversation at a time.

DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. The Human Library is a danish idea from 2000 and is now available in more than 80 countries.

BECOME A FRIEND

There are several ways in which you can support our work and show your friendship or become a resource to the library. It all depends on how you want to contribute.

SUPPORT OUR WORK

We are working tirelessly to build Human Library Book Depots that can serve readers in communities all over the world. If you feel like you can help, please consider a donation. 

Ronni Abergel, Founder

Make a donation

Looking to be Published?

We always need more books and have a network of local organizers and book depots around the world. Sign-up here to learn more about being published in the Human Library.

Join our book collection

become a community friend

Want to help create a safe space for dialogue? Then start hosting and presenting the Human Library in your community. More conversations are needed.

Become a local Human Library organizer

Become a Corporate Friend

Looking for a strong D&I tool or a meaningful CSR project for your company? Read about the different opportunities for responsible companies to become part of the Human Library and learn about our approach to working with D&I in the workplace.

Corporate Opportunities

“Thank you so much for an experience which is quite untranslatable….words don’t do it justice.”


Susan Stitt - Taylor Wimpey East Anglia

United Kingdom

“This helped me better understand myself and honestly, I mean “Human Library”, sounded kind of square to me, so I had never expected it to be such a powerful and moving experience.”


Mette Bøtter - Student at Academy of Untamed Creativity
Copenhagen, Denmark

“This event helps the Museum facilitate public dialogue about important human-rights issues. Building linkages to the community and promoting human-rights education is an important part of our role.”


Stephen Carney - Librarian

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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