The third annual Pawling Human Library project will take place 12 – 3 PM, Tuesday, February 19th, 2019. Now is the time to volunteer to be a human book. Complete this short form to do so.
View 2018’s catalog of books as well as the Pawling Human Library catalogue 2017 for inspiration for your book.
This event connects Human Books with Pawling Central School District (PCSD) educators, as well as the entire community.. When you “become a book,” you choose your topic and share your story with a small group (1-4 people) in a 20-minute conversation. Those individuals will have chosen your book. They want to hear your story based on the blurb you provided for the catalog.
Your becoming a human book has special meaning for the educators who attend and participate. the Pawling Human Library Project seeks to engage Pawling Central School District educators with school and community resources in the form of human books.One of the purposes of the Human Library is to inspire and support authentic learning experiences for students by deepening the connections between school and community and growing educator knowledge of the diversity of the Pawling community. The Human Library has grown into an opportunity for the community as a whole to learn more about the rich diversity of its human resources.
The Human Library Project allows participants to engage one another in meaningful communication in a context in which everyone’s story is valued.
FOR MORE INFORMATION listen to Pawling Public Radio’s Community Focus from December 19, 2016–interview by Carol Lee Kantor with Kim Fontana, PCSD Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Even if you are not able to volunteer as a book, you can still attend as a reader. The registration form will be available in early February.