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Library seeks help to document COVID-19 event

Library seeks help to document COVID-19 event Library seeks help to document COVID-19 event

Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and PPE; who had heard of these terms three months ago? Now, they are dominating the collective existence.

Help the Harrison County Public Library preserve the thoughts, feelings and experiences of the community during this unprecedented, global pandemic by sharing your story.

Writing is a great way to process what you’re feeling. The library invites you to express yourself by responding to weekly writing prompts and submitting your work at https://hcpl.lib.in.us/tell-your-covid-19-story/ or on paper in any of the library branch book drops.

Each week, six writing prompts will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and website. You may choose to write from any or all prompts that inspire you and include artwork.

Your submissions will be archived and included in a time capsule, forever immortalizing this moment in collective history.

Elementary students from Harrison County are being asked to complete a booklet, “My 2020 Harrison County COVID-19 Booklet,” and return it to one of the library branches to be included in a book for the library’s Frederick Porter Griffin Center and to be placed in the time capsule. Printed versions of the booklet have been handed out through the county schools’ meal distributions. The booklet may be downloaded from the HCPL website, https://hcpl.lib.in.us/tell-your-covid-19-story/, or parents may ask for a printed version at any library location during curbside pickup.

For more information, call the library at 812-738-4110.

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