Taking a page from the Tweed's 'living books'

IT'S not just books coming to life at Murwillumbah library - it is people too.

In a first for the Tweed Shire, the library will host a project in October called the Living Library.

It will see residents, or “living books”, sharing their stories one-on-one with the “book borrower” for about 30 minutes.

Area librarian Jo Carmody said the project's goal was to encourage understanding and respect.

“We are hoping we may get some great living books, as the Tweed is full of interesting people from all walks of life with exciting and interesting stories to tell about their lives and experiences,” Ms Carmody said.

The Living Library idea was founded in Denmark by non-government youth group Stop the Violence as a means to increasing understanding between cultural groups.

To register your interest as a vol- unteer “living book”, or if you know someone with an interesting story to tell, simply visit the library's website, Council offices or phone Pamela Veness on (02) 6670 2674.



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