City of Hope Outreach (CoHO) will partner with the Faulkner County Library to bring a Human Library to the area.

The Human Library is a worldwide movement for social change that started in Copenhagen, Denmark, where real people are placed on loan to readers to answer difficult questions about themselves and make the reader challenge stereotypes.

The creators of the Human Library believe stories are more impactful when they come from the source.

CoHO Director Phil Fletcher said he was thrilled to help bring this unique event to the area.

“I am very excited CoHO is partnering with the Faulkner County Library for the Human Library event. This is the first of its kind in Arkansas,” he said.

The free event will be from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Faulkner County Library.

"The Human Library event aligns with our organizational philosophy every human being matters. Many times we can get bogged down by our differences and forget our common human experiences of joy and sadness, victory and loss,” Fletcher said. “I hope this event will serve as an opportunity to bring us closer together as people in our city and county."

Fletcher said the Human Library aims “to establish a safe conversational space where difficult questions are answered by the Human Book on loan.”

The worldwide movement urges participants not to judge a book by its cover.

For more information or to read about some of the movement’s Human Books, visit human