Bartlett Library Collecting Local Stories

Bartlett Public Library District
Updated 5/18/2020 8:28 AM

While we are apart, it is important to remember we are all one community. Together, we have strength, and this project the Bartlett Public Library District is asking you to take part in will be a compilation of our lives at this point in history. What is your COVID-19 story?

The Library wants to hear about your experience throughout this changing time. How has your life changed, what are your thoughts about the pandemic, what activities are you doing to fill the time, or is there anything else you'd like to share? You may send in more than one submission. Some example works that you may want to contribute would be: journal entries, drawings, poems, short stories, photographs, hand-written notes, etc.


The Library is accepting digital files for this project. Submissions must be in the following formats to be accepted: JPEG, PNG, PDF, (.doc).

If you create a hand-written piece or a drawing and do not have access to a scanner, then you may email to let the Library know. When the building reopens to the public, you may come in to scan and submit your work then.

Head here to submit your work:

This is an ongoing project as the Library does not know how the future looks for the COVID-19 pandemic. They will let you know when the time comes for them to stop taking submissions through their social media platforms, eNewsletter and website. If you aren't already doing so, please follow them on social or sign up to receive their eNewsletter.

Once the Library has stopped compiling submissions, everyone's works will be combined into a physical and/or digital collection, or they could be displayed as an exhibit within the Library when they reopen.

This project is for all ages, and is for Bartlett Area residents and the surrounding businesses. The Library thanks everyone in advance for submissions.

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