Living Library

Living Library - Don't judge a book by its cover!

In a Living Library people serve as books. All people like disabled persons, refugees or elderly persons can share their stories with an audience face to face. After talking to a living book for a while the people of the audience change to the next living book and life story. That way the Living Library provides direct contact between people of different environments. Living Libraries better our understanding of diversity in order to help create more inclusive and cohesive communities.

youngcaritas organized Living Libraries from 2015 to 2018. These Living Libraries took place in secondary schools all around Luxembourg and included only refugees as living books in a period characterised by high numbers of people arriving in the EU and a rather new topic for a broader part of society.

During the course of the year 2020 we revived the project with the Zentrum fir politesch Bildung, Erwuessebildung, “ACAT” and “FSL”. Our partnership gave us the opportunity to exchange best practices and enhance innovative methodologies. On the Human Rights Days 2021 and 2022 we organized Living Libraries with a large variety of books at the Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg City.

Since then, we have been focusing on Living Libraries with school classes and youth groups. We look forward to every request and to working on this important project to promote social openness and tolerance with you.


Living Library