Heart of Maine Community Stories is a collaboration between Hartland Public Library, Newport Cultural Center, Pittsfield Public Library, Skowhegan Free Public Library, and Thompson Free Library (Dover-Foxcroft).

Help us document life in Central Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to our Emergency Archive. We welcome anything created by you including audio or video diaries, journal entries, letters, photographs, drawings, personal recollections, and interviews with friends and family.

We also invite you to share stories about living through other times of emergency and upheaval. What personal memories or stories of community resilience do you have of those times? How have past events prepared you for our current moment of crisis?

Recently Added Items

How Did We Keep Our Sanity While Staying Safe at Home?

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Last page of the July 2020 Thompson Free Library Newsletter. TFL staff, board member, and volunteer share how they kept sane during Maine's COVID stay…

Curb Your Enthusiasm

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I wrote this for the Thompson Free Library July 2020 Quarterly Newsletter that my colleague Tom Lyford and I create. TFL's phased reopening began with…

Protocol for In-Person Worship Outdoors

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Letter from the Redeemer Lutheran Church announcing the opportunity to worship outdoors beginning on July 26, 2020. Protocols for in-person services…