February 12 – April 14, 2016
Do you like making videos and talking to people? Take part in Dover Public Library’s first Local History project just for teens. Dover: Our Story will feature stories from your friends, family, and members of the community and will be a great addition to the library’s Local History collection.
When you sign up for Dover: Our Story, you’ll receive everything you need to complete oral history interviews with your friends and family. You will be loaned a small video camera to capture your interviews, and you will be given a packet with an introduction to Oral History, a blank Family Tree to complete, Interview Record and Release Forms, Interview Planning Sheets, Great Questions for Anyone, and a Time Capsule sheet.
So, what do you do with all this good stuff? Go forth and collect interviews! Ask questions, collect stories, and learn about your family history. Ask family members for help filling out the family tree. Come to the library and try Ancestry Library Edition to try to fill in the blanks. Make sure you get permission to record your interviewees. When you’re all done, return your completed packet and the camera to the Library! We’ll make a copy of your completed materials for you to keep and add the information you have collected to our Local History Collection so everyone can learn more about our community.
You’re loaning me a camera? What if I break it? Don’t worry too much about that. Just treat it like your own. Keep it in the box and try not to drop it on pavement.
But… I don’t wanna be on camera! That’s OK. If you want to just write down the interviews, that would be awesome, too.
It’s a neat idea, but I don’t have a lot of time… We’re only asking that you conduct 2 interviews in a 2 month time period. If you’re really pressed, just do the best you can and return the materials by April 14. We won’t hold your busy schedule against you.
Materials will be available starting February 12 at the Technology Desk. You must have your own Adult Library Card. Fines on your account cannot exceed $5. This project is open to teens in grades 6-12, or ages about 12 through 18. Call Liz at 330-343-6123 for more information or to reserve your materials.
Let’s make history!