Camden, SC – Kershaw County Library invites all members of the community to come and experience The Human Library® on Sunday, February 26 from 1 PM to 5 PM and Monday, February 27 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Camden branch. This is a free, interactive event and reservations are not required.
The Human Library® at Kershaw County Library contains a variety of books: people who have volunteered to be “checked out” for 20 minutes each. Each book will share their story in a one-on-one conversation with their readers and encourage the readers to ask questions. Books will also present questions to readers to discuss their similarities and differences.
The goal of the Human Library® is for members of the community to learn more about each other, to explore and move beyond stereotypes, and to develop a greater understanding of each person’s unique story. The Human Library® was conceived in 2000 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Human Library® at Kershaw County Library was organized by varying staff members and local community and business leaders. Lifelong Kershaw County resident, David Partin, who is on the KCL Human Library committee, says “We hope that by hosting the Human Library here in Kershaw County, it will provide a unique opportunity for our community members to learn about each other, directly from each other.” You can meet David and the rest of the KCL committee at the event.