Our Memories of Covid-19

KILKENNY County Council Library Service is inviting people to send in their memories, experiences and observations of the Covid-19 to be part of our living history during this time.

The idea is to give people an opportunity to document their experiences so they can be preserved and future historians will understand what it looked and felt like.

Kilkenny County Council Library Service will create a community memoir which will be available for everyone to access via its digital archive – https://digital-archive.kilkenny.ie  where it will become a collection in its own right.

These can be sent to us in a range of formats:

Written (poems, short stories, short anecdotes, letters, diary entries); Visual (art, drawings, photos); Multimedia (short video, podcasts, recordings).

A Kilkenny Covid Kids Zone will be created where all material received from children up to 12 years of age will be available on the digital archive.

Printed material

The library will accept printed material up to A4 size and multimedia entries.

All material will be quarantined after receipt as per public health guidelines.

A copyright form will be required to be completed to ensure compliance with copyright legislation.

When submitting, people could think about our personal experience and how we are dealing with situations in our daily lives, how our priorities have changed, what is more precious to us now, what do we miss and what are we thankful for.

The library welcomes all of material to this collection as we travel on this Covid-19 journey together.

Please make contact at info@kilkennylibrary.ie, by phone 056-7794160 or by writing Kilkenny County Council Library Headquarters, John’s Green House, John’s Green, Kilkenny if you are interesting in submitting material.

The latest date for submission is September 30 but the library will add material to the collection as it receives it.

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