Ellsworth Public Library

For the first time in more than a century our country and indeed our world is in the midst of a pandemic – a modern day plague. The Corona Virus – Covid-19 has affected the lives of all our citizens. Ellsworth Public Library invites you to share what changes have been made in your everyday lives; what your thoughts and feelings are as you adjust to our “new normal” in an effort to create an historical record of this time in our community. All responses become a part of the local history collection of the Ellsworth Public Library.

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What city or town do you live in?*

The following questions are optional and meant as a starting point for your entry.
Tell us what your daily life is like now and how is it different due to social distancing. Are you able to connect with friends and family electronically, by phone or in person? Are you out of work, working from home or working in an essential job? How are you managing the anxiety? Do you go outside? If you have to go into a public situation, are you taking precautions to protect yourself such as masks and gloves? Do you have concerns about running out of food or medicine or being able to pay your bills? Have you or a family member in your household tried to access medical care for any reason? Are you volunteering to help either neighbors or a community organization? How do you think this experience will change you and your family? Are you reading more, home schooling your children, watching television and movies, exercising or playing games? Are you or your children keeping a diary?
Your story:

If you wish to share an original photograph with us please send it to cclemons@ellsworthlibrary.net. Please use the subject line Covid-19 and limit your submissions to five photographs.

Would you like your name included with your submission or would you prefer to be anonymous?

Only original materials may be submitted. When you submit your story and photographs through this form you are giving Ellsworth Public Library permission to preserve and use that material in perpetuity. You retain ownership of and copyright in the material you share. Ellsworth Public Library is not obligated to include your content in this project or preserve it in the library’s collection. The decision to include or not include any submissions will adhere to the library’s collection development policies.
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