I always love to see libraries with innovative programming, and I love to see libraries connecting with their communities.
So it was great to see the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty branch doing some really interesting programming with their community members!
“The meeting space was standing-room-only at the Carnegie Library branch in East Liberty at Monday’s launch of Pittsburgh’s Human Library project.
A library is, essentially, a collection of information and stories that live inside books, on tape or via DVD. In a human library, the stories are told aloud by the people who lived them. The idea started in Denmark in 2000, as a way to break down stereotypes and has since made its way around the world….
Organizers said this week’s event was only a launch, and that they expect more Human Library events to pop up around the city exploring different topics in a variety of settings in the coming months.
Groups and individuals interested in hosting a Human Library event can get in touch with Kali Stull at the Consumer Health Coalition.”