Help make history by sharing your story of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we relied on information about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917-1918 to inform our response to COVID-19, future generations may benefit from understanding what we experienced. By collecting your stories, we become witnesses-to-history, providing insight into daily life during this global pandemic and adding to the historic record.”

There is an exciting opportunity for our community to tell about their experiences during the 2020 Pandemic.  Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS)  is working with Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) to capture stories which will help tell our history. SALS started and is hosting “Leaving Our Fingerprints”  digital collection.   People are encourage to fill out a survey about their experience through a 20 question survey.  Everyone has a chance to upload 5 videos or photos as well and not all questions have to be answered. Please consider answering the survey and submitting some photos of your personal experience to record information for future generations.

Leaving Our Fingerprints