The Lake Geneva Library is having an initiative for Story Corps.
This is a national program and the library foundation is funding the partnership between Story Corps and the library. Story Corps is a nationally recognized non-profit organization, with its mission statement: “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more compassionate and just world”.
Chris Brooks, the wonderful lady with the library, presented this at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night, and her interpretation was that ‘we are all in it together.’ Everyone is invited to tell family, friends, and neighbors. A variety of people are needed to contribute meaningful stories for future generations. Story Corps has already gathered over seventy-five thousand stories from across the country, from many diverse groups of everyday Americans. Those are archived in the Library of Congress folklore collection. The stories gathered here will also be archived there, as well as at the local Lake Geneva library archives.
Starting in mid-March, a team from New York will be here for four days and there be a community meeting to introduce this to everyone. It will be an informational meeting on Sunday, March 15th. There will be a social reception at 12:30 and the New York team will present and explain what Story Corps is all about and how it works. At 1 p.m. twelve people will be selected to be facilitators for the stories. They will begin the training and learn how to use the equipment. This is a wonderful program, and the library staff hopes the excitement will be contagious and fill the library for the March 15th meeting. More information can be found at email@example.com.
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