Unjudge someone – Join us for The Human Library®!

 “Being Me in Fort Collins”


Typical libraries offer print books and digital eBooks for check out, but the Human Library® allows participants – or Readers – to borrow a human Book and engage in conversations about their unique stories, particularly their experiences in Fort Collins regarding their identity/identities. The Human Library program creates a safe and non-judgmental environment for curious and often taboo conversations that will challenge prejudices and promote understanding of differences. The program encourages all participants to “unjudge” a human Book by its cover.

During this three-hour program, you, as a Reader, will have the opportunity to check out four human Books – community volunteers who have been subjected to bias, stereotyping, or intolerance due to their lifestyle, race, beliefs, disability, etc.  For example, a Reader may wish to converse with a Book who identifies as gay, Black, body artist, wheelchair user, etc. and explore their experiences in our community. The hope is that everyone, Readers and Books, gain new understandings that advance acceptance and inclusion among diverse groups.

Please join us for the Human Library – a safe and non-judgmental forum for people to engage in difficult conversations and gain a deeper understanding of diverse human experiences. Note: Under 18 Readers need to be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, August 4, 2024


The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

408 Mason Court

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524


While participation is free, we ask that you preregister prior to arrival.

This program contains adult themes. Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult caregiver at all times. 

Museum exhibits are closed for this program.

For more information about the Human Library, please visit www.humanlibrary.org