Help form a Human Library in King’s Lynn

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A new project in West Norfolk is seeking volunteers who would be interested in helping to bring together residents from different ages and cultural backgrounds to form a Human Library.

The project is a way of promoting conversation and understanding between people who live and work in West Norfolk. The sessions will be an informal way for people, from all backgrounds, to discuss common interests, ask questions and to learn and understand about different cultures and ways of life.

PC Natalie Garrard, from Norfolk Police said: “The Human Library works just like a normal library, but in the Human Library, books are people and reading is a conversation. This is an excellent opportunity for the community to be part of an exciting project aimed at increasing cultural awareness.

We are looking for volunteers who feel they have what it takes to be a book as well as people who would like to assist with librarian duties, to assist us with local events.”

This project sees Norfolk Constabulary teaming up with West Norfolk Voluntary and Community Action (WNVCA) and Freebridge Community Housing.

Marie Connell, Project Officer for the West Norfolk VCA, said: “It’s a wonderful way for people to get involved in their local community whilst at the same time having the opportunity to learn from others.”

For further information, call Natalie Garrard on 101 or email or Marie Connell on 01553 760568 or email