Share your life story ‘human library’ project

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People are being encouraged to become ‘human books’ by sharing their life stories at Boston Library.

The library is hosting a ‘Human Library’ event tomorrow (Thursday), from 11am until 1pm – the first of many to be held across the county.

Jonathan Platt, head of libraries and heritage, said: “The event aims to help people have a healthier, happier outlook.

“The ‘human libraries’ project has been tried before and worked really well to promote a greater understanding of issues such as addiction, self-harm, race and mental health.”

Sessions are in a quiet space where visitors are given the chance to speak informally with ‘people on loan’.

Refreshments, training and support will be available and travel expenses will be paid.