by Michelle Auer
- In a world where people can get unlimited data from infinite digital sources, one Canadian library is set to offer a refreshing counterpoint.
- The Surrey City Centre Library in British Columbia, set to open by the end of September 2011, is offering a “human library.”
- This concept, which started in Denmark a couple of decades ago, will allow patrons to check out “living books” — volunteers who are experts in various fields — for a 30- to 45-minute face-to-face meeting in the library or one of the facility’s coffee shops (CTVBC.ca, 20 August 2011).
- This human library is expected to be operational by the end of 2011.
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