Elon University held its  'Human Book Library' Jan. 11, telling attendees to 'check out people' as their books.
The Human Library Project first started in Denmark in 2000, has been a tradition at Elon for some time now. 


Elon University held its  'Human Book Library' Jan. 11, telling attendees to 'check out people' as their books.

The Human Library Project first started in Denmark in 2000, has been a tradition at Elon for some time now. 

It is designed to create a unique setting where students, faculty and staff can 'check out' a book and have a face to face conversation.

"It really is just a fantastic way to get to know everyone around you," said Jackie Allred, administrative assistant to the assistant vice president for Student Life and dean of Campus Life.

Allred participated as a Human Book labeled 'Life On The Run.' She tells her readers what life is like as a runner, and the people and places you meet along the way.

"The places I have been able to go and experience from the Blue Ridge Mountains down to Atlantic Beach it has been an absolute adventure," Allred said.

This is Allred's second time participating in Elon's Human Library and she hopes to make it an on-going tradition.

"It was excellent the first time and I made so many great connections with people," Allred said. "I knew that I wanted to come back for a second and even third time."

Allred insists that the benefits of the Human Library Project goes both ways.

"Whether or not you participate as a book or you come to check people out I think you it's extremely beneficial from both sides," Allred said. 


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