The Human Library is a worldwide project designed to challenge views that lead to misunderstanding, prejudice and discrimination within communities.

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

“Human Books” available to check out may include people who have experienced adversity due to race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, culture, profession, and/or lifestyle.

  • Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Books can be “borrowed” for 15 minutes and reserve the right to be returned at any time.
  • The Library will ONLY be open for this special event–no regular services will be available.

Goffstown Public Library Human Library Events

The Human Library was conceived in 2000 by a Danish youth organization called Stop the Violence in response to intolerance and violence within their community. The concept quickly gained a foothold and since then, Human Libraries have been held in over 70 countries. Please visit or on Facebook for more information.