The third edition of the Beaufort Human Library will be held as a free public event on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23, opening day of National Library Week. The program is hosted in partnership between the Technical College of the Lowcountry, the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization (DAYLO), and community organizers and 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 share stories to foster greater empathy and understanding in our community. Look for additional details to be posted this spring.

The planning committee is now recruiting individuals who have overcome stereotypes, prejudices, adversity, etc., and are willing to share their stories as “books” for the Beaufort Human Library project. Interested? Learn more and apply by March 1 to be a “book” at or through the Beaufort Human Library’s Facebook page at