Springwise: Local Library Lends Out Humans As ‘Living Books’

Springwise: Local Library Lends Out Humans As ‘Living Books’
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A library in Surrey, British Columbia has 'living books' on loan. They are local human experts who volunteer their time to chat with the public about a variety of topics.

Caroline Ku
  • 24 august 2011

We’ve seen some innovative initiatives undertaken by libraries in recent months involving iPads, augmented reality and beer. Not until just recently, however, had we come across a library that lends out human beings as well as more traditional media. Sure enough, a new public library soon to open in Surrey, B.C., will do just that as a way to supplement books with local human expertise.

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