Human Library Book Application

Do you defy a stereotype? Are you like an open book and do you have valuable experiences that readers could benefit from learning about? Are you motivated to help challenge stigma and stereotypes through dialogue and personal conversations?

Richmond Public Library is seeking community members to volunteer as Books for our upcoming Human Library® event scheduled for Sunday, April 23 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

The Human Library® creates a safe space for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between our human books and their readers.  The Human Library® is a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. Learn more about the Human Library®.

We are inviting Richmond residents who are motivated to share their stories in-person with small groups of people to apply.  A “book” is a person that volunteers to represent a stigmatized group in the community and based on their personal experiences can answer questions from readers to help challenge what is being said/told/understood about a given topic. To help shed light on the facts as you know them. Books are not political or on a mission when participating in the Human Library®.

Sound interesting and exciting? Interested in volunteering? Then please fill in this application form below to the best of your ability and we will contact you to schedule a brief interview.