Here at the Living Library, we believe that everyone has a story to tell. That’s why we’re inviting you to pull up a comfortable chair and a hot drink, as you check-out and enjoy our collection of living books.
Oral story telling has been practiced for centuries in many cultures. For many of those cultures, such as the indigenous people, it is how traditions and beliefs are passed on to the next generation. Sadly, this cultural gift of language is slowly beginning to diminish. Our Living Library is an attempt at breathing life back into the gift of oral language by recognizing, maybe for the first time, that EVERYONE has a story to tell.
This project is meant to be shared with others! Bookmark this site and come back here often to check-out our most recent Living Books or take a look at our Calendar of upcoming books to ensure you don’t miss one!
“In all corners of the globe, storytelling is a longstanding tradition with significance that’s lost on no one. It’s vital to preserving culture. It speaks of moments of pride. It speaks of moments of injustice. It offers an opportunity to learn. Most importantly, it inspires us to create change for the future.”
– Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger