Wilton Library Association
DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
But in this case, we mean human beings, not books!
Help shatter stereotypes through open conversations between two people in a non-judgmental environment. This is an opportunity for those who’ve faced prejudice to tell their story and show people who they really are. And it’s a chance for others to change their preconceived notions based on a person’s appearance, lifestyle, or beliefs.
Join us for our second “Human Library” on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. Our human books are community members who have volunteered to share their stories in order to break down barriers based on age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, or other aspects of their identity.
The Human Library is an international movement that started in Denmark in 2000 and is now held in more than 70 countries. The Wilton Library was the first public library in Connecticut to receive permission from the Human Library Organization to host an event. Last year we had over 200 people check out our books to gain a better understanding of themselves and others.