The Seattle Public Library wants to share your quarantine experience

Jun 29 2020, 11:35 am

How’ve you been holding up during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Have you realized that you’ve taken something for granted? Are you a frontline worker? Have you learned something new?

The Seattle Public Library (SPL) would like to know.

In an effort to learn about how people are adapting to the new world in quarantine, the SPL is asking for the public to share their feelings and how they’ve been keeping busy and connected in the new indoor reality.

Understanding that life has taken a dramatic turn over the past weeks, the SPL is urging the public to show off aspects of their new lifestyle.

Titled the COVID-19 Community Collection, the library is calling on Seattleites to share their stories, photographs, signs, artwork, short videos, and other materials that will be saved and shared with future generations to learn what life was like in Seattle during the pandemic.

Stories and materials can be submitted through their online portal and will be available through special collections online. The library is also welcoming physical donations that can be mailed to their Special Collections Department at the following address:

Special Collections, Attn: Covid-19 Community Collection, The Seattle Public Library — 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

Those with questions can reach out to [email protected].

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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