Sign up today to record your story!
Two microphones. Two people. One incredible conversation.
We invite you to share and record a conversation with a family member or friend for generations to come with our new Gathering and Sharing Stories initiative.
Bridges Library System and Dwight Foster Public Library has partnered with StoryCorps®, a national oral history non-profit, to record and preserve community stories and we’d love for you to be part of it!
All stories are recorded with a trained facilitator from Dwight Foster Public Library. Recordings can then be added to the StoryCorps® Archive and Library of Congress (optional) or kept private based on the participants’ wishes. Participants are given access to their copies of their conversations as well.
What Is StoryCorps®?
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. At the same time, StoryCorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations online and in the Library of Congress.
What Can Participants Expect?
A trained facilitator from library will contact participants to set up the recording date, meet them at the decided location, go over the paperwork, and help both conversation partners settle in and get comfortable.
Participants will find a compassionate, respectful environment in which to share their stories. Participants will have up to 40 minutes to record a conversation. Participants can choose their conversation partner and what they would like to talk about.
The recording is audio only. No video will be taken. Participants decide whether to share their recording or keep it private.