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Volunteers wanted for library 'human book' experiment

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Wednesday 15th August 2012

People who face discrimination or prejudice in their lives are being asked to come forward to become 'books' for a human library.

 

Barnsley library is running the event on October 10 and organisers are encouraging people to come forward and consider being a 'book' to be 'loaned out' for conversations about their experiences.

 

A Barnsley Council spokesman said those wanted to come forward to be a 'book' are people who face discrimination or prejudice, for example because of their disability, sexual orientation, race or age.

 

Coun Jenny Platts said: "I hope people who do become a human book find the experience to be of use. There are sure to be benefits for both books and borrowers."

 

Sessions will run from 11am-2pm and 4-6pm. Anyone interested in becoming a book should contact Julian Horsler on 787638, or Jill Craven on 773921.

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