Stockbridge Library asks kids to help them document pandemic
Our current pandemic and Global Pause mean that all of us are living in unprecedented times. Youth Librarian Jenney Maloy would like to invite children ages 4 to 18 to share their daily experiences and thoughts to help create a historical record of this moment. Future generations will be able to visit the Procter Museum & Archives of Stockbridge History to see what life was like for young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Library children’s Librarian Jenney Maloy is collecting these stories and would like know what your lives are like right now. What did you do today? How is your life different than it was before this stay-at-home time? Do you get to see friends, electronically or in person? Do you go to school at home? Do you go outside? What are you playing? What are you reading and watching on T.V.? What do you like about this stay-at-home time? What don’t you like about this time? These are just suggestions. Whatever you have to say is important!
There are several ways to participate:
Younger children can draw pictures. Parents can annotate the drawings to provide more information. Parents might prompt children with questions like: “What did you do today? What was fun today? What made you sad today?” Young children are probably already drawing about life during the pandemic; parents can submit anything they think is appropriate. Please send submissions to: Stockbridge Library Association, c/o Jenney Maloy, PO Box 119, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (Parents: For children under age 18, please include a short note with your permission and signature.)
Write a letter to Miss Jenney. Please mail letters to: Stockbridge Library Association, c/o Jenney Maloy, PO Box 119, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (Parents: For children under age 18, please include a short note with your permission and signature.)
Older children can fill out a questionnaire: Please click here.
(Children under age 18 will be asked to provide the email address of a parent.) Multiple submissions are welcome