• 64°

Greenwood hosts first Human Library

In partnership with the Human Library Organization and Longwood University’s Global Engagement and Multicultural Affairs offices, Greenwood Library hosted Farmville’s first Human Library on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Human Library is an event that aims to create a dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human “books,” and participants at the event can “read” the book – meaning they would have a one-on-one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. Examples of “book” topics at the Greenwood Library event included religion, gender identity, disabilities, lifestyle choices and mental health. Pictured are Longwood student and Human Library “book” Jacob Roebuck, right, shares his experiences as a volunteer firefighter with a student “reader.”