All Libraries will be closed Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

The Severn Library will be closed Saturday, January 18 for renovations.

Anne Arundel County Public Library presents The Human Library

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Library Foundation Funded

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Human Library?
AACPL’s Human Library seeks to engage our community in civic conversation by providing an opportunity for people to connect one-on-one with those they might otherwise never have a chance to talk – people who may have life experiences, stories, or beliefs different from their own. The public library is an organization dedicated to serving its entire community regardless of background, economic status, age, and human condition. A Human Library event reflects the mission of our library and like the public library, it reflects the needs and interests of the community.



Save the date for our 2019  Human Library™ event

August 10 from 10 am - 3 pm

Odenton Regional Library


Our 2018 Human Library™ event was a great success. Lives were touched, people connected, and our library was an amazing vehicle of compassion and courage. Thanks to each of The Human Library™ Books that brought their honest, open selves to this program. It was an honor to hear their stories.