Beaufort’s inaugural Human Library will be held as a free public event on Sunday, April 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., hosted by the Beaufort County Library (311 Scott St.) in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center, Beaufort High School’s Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization, and community volunteers.

We’ve all heard the old adage “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” A human library is an opportunity to check out a person instead of a book and hear a story that may change your ideas about unexplored stereotypes that we all carry. Look for additional details to be posted in March.

The planning committee is now recruiting individuals who have experienced stereotypes, prejudices, etc. and are willing to share their stories as “books” for the Beaufort Human Library project. Interested? Learn more and apply to be a “book” at or through the Beaufort Human Library’s Facebook page at