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. It’s a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.

The idea behind The Human Library is to create a safe and positive learning environment where volunteers become ‘human books’ and share their personal stories with ‘readers’ wanting to learn more about that book title.

Human books are varied in their experiences, appearances, abilities and cultural background. They come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Every book is different and each has a unique story for every reader.


GET INVOLVED

 

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BECOME AN ORGANIZER
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BECOME A BOOK
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BECOME A LIBRARIAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Library brings a wealth of volunteerism opportunities for young people. They can participate as either librarians, readers or even books.

Librarians play a crucial role as they are the connectors between the readers and books. They ensure that books are returned in the same condition they were borrowed, and that both readers and books have the best experience possible.

Having a variety of readers and books is equally important, as everyone has a unique story to tell. This gives young people a valuable platform to discover, share and learn in an open and respectful environment.


PAST BOOK TITLES

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PAST EVENTS

1-Women Deliver copy
First Human Library Malaysia
Women Deliver Conference
May 30, 2013
2-British High Commission
British High Commission
Lake Gardens
October 28, 2013
3-Pi2
Pi2 Forum
D7 Sentul
March 7, 2014

 

4-Petronita
Petronita, Petronas
October 13, 2014
5-2nd Anniv
HL Malaysia 2nd Anniversary
May 31, 2015
6-Mix n Fix
Mix N Fix Malaysia +Social Good
September 22, 2015
7-Buy Nothing
Buy Nothing Day
November 28, 2015
8-ASEAN Youth Social Business
ASEAN Youth Business Summit
December 4, 2015
9-UNDP Human Rights Day
UNDP Human Rights Day
December 7, 2015
10-SHINEJune 2016
Taylor’s University: SHINE Empowerment Series
June 2016
11-Inclue
Inclue: Launch
June 2016
12-PwC Global Diversity
Global Diversity Week
PwC Malaysia
September 2016
13-Taylors
Taylor’s University: SHINE Empowerment Series 2
September 2016
14-Iskarnival Naratif
Iskarnival Naratif
October 2016
15-ASEAN Ministers
ASEAN Ministers Workshop
Sunway University
April 2017