Douglas County Libraries Human Library Book Application
Douglas County Libraries
Human Library
“Human Book” Application for September 23, 2018
Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.
Worldwide, Human Library(TM) events aim to provide a safe space for conversations with our neighbors who have a significant life story to share.
The first step in being a "human book" at our event is submitting this application. All applicants will be contacted for consideration.We are seeking "human books" in our community to share their personal experiences in following subject areas such as:

Addiction Gender Fluidity Refugee Olympian/Paralympian
Homelessness Trans-gender man or woman Octogenarian + Single Parent
Survivor Medical Marijuana Patient Paraplegic/Quadriplegic Arranged Marriage
Obesity Poverty Ranching
Military Harassment Millionaire +

We are also open to considering applications on other subjects that we have not listed. Please know we are limited to having 15 "human books" at our event.

Email address *
Name *
Your answer
Email address and/or phone number *
Your answer
Are you or will you be at least 18 years of age or older on September 23, 2018?
Do you live or work in Douglas County?
What would you title the story of your experience? *
Your answer
Why would you like to be a "human book" at the Douglas County Libraries' Human Library event? *
Your answer
We expect our books to represent themselves as individuals and not to promote or proselytize ideas or beliefs. Books and readers are asked to have civil, tolerant, and respectful exchanges. Are you comfortable with these guidelines? *
Please provide examples of preconceptions, assumptions, prejudices, or stereotypes that you have experienced. If none please write N/A *
Your answer
Have you shared your story with others before? Are you comfortable sharing it with others whom you have not met before? *
Your answer
What would you most like your "readers" to learn from your experience? *
Your answer
Do you have any artifacts relating to your story that you would be willing to offer for a display at the Philip S. Miller Library the month leading up to the event? *
Would you be interested in having your story recorded and cataloged into our permanent collection with the Douglas County History Research Center? *
If selected, DCL will hold human library training sessions. What days of the week are you available? *
Douglas County Libraries is dedicated to making sure our human books and readers have an experience that inspires a love of reading, discovery and connection. Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about the human library event?
Your answer
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