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Check this out, patrons

The Toronto Public Library began its “Human Library” project with about 200 users registering to “check out” interesting persons from the community who would sit and converse with patrons who might not otherwise have the opportunity to mingle with people like them.
The first day’s lend-outs, for a half-hour at a time, included a police officer, a comedian, a former sex worker, a model, and a person who had survived cancer, homelessness and poverty.
The Human Library actually harkens back to olden times, said a TPL official, where “storytelling from person to person was the only way to learn ...

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