Living Library

Living Library is a partnership between the Adams County Library System and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.  It takes place during the fourth week in April and is loosely based on the global Human Library® initiative.

During the fourth week in April, members of the community share their experiences by acting as living “books.”  They are “checked out” for one-on-one discussions with other members of the community to share their journeys and open dialogue.  New for 2024, we will also be adding small group presentations where the “book” will share their story with a small group of no more than 8-10 people.

A minimum commitment of two hours as “checkout” periods is required of the volunteers participating as books, though more than two hours is possible.  Checkout periods for one-on-one discussions are 30 minutes, while the small group presentations are 45 minutes to an hour.

If you are interested in serving as a book during Living Library 2024, please fill out this form.  If you are selected by the Living Library committee, the committee will be in touch in early January to ask for more information.  

CLICK HERE for form