Fredericton 'living library' to help increase awareness about homelessness

People who have experienced homelessness will be part of a living library in Fredericton on Tuesday afternoon.

A living library consists of people who volunteer to be books that can be "checked out," allowing readers to learn more about the life story of the human book.

Organizers say it's a chance for people who have experienced homelessness to share their stories, and for the public to see that homelessness is just one part of someone's story.

The event is being put on by the Community Action Group on Homelessness as part of Homelessness Action Week.

It takes place at the Fredericton Public Library from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.