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Douglas County Library asks residents to share their life stories

The "Share Your Story" experience can be a family event, it can be for those who’ve lived in Douglas County their whole life, or those who have just moved here.

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Reference Librarian Danny Bradley shows the Share Your Story device. (Contributed photo)

Douglas County wants to hear from the residents that call this area their home.

County leaders noted that residents are actively involved in community events, arts and cultural activities, and interesting developments in their daily life. They often also experience hardship together, like this summer’s drought.

The Douglas County Library has obtained, through a tech-savvy grant, a device that allows people to record a portion of their personal history. Reference Librarian Danny Bradley has the device in the reference area of the library. People just need to sign in to get the process started.

“People can schedule a recording, they can submit old and not-so-old photos, even videos,” said Bradley. “We will help them every step of the way. In the near future, we will compile the information and make it available to the public.”

The "Share Your Story" experience can be a family event, it can be for those who’ve lived in Douglas County their whole life, or those who have just moved here.

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About Douglas County Library

The Douglas County Library applied for and received a $59,000 grant under the Library Services and Technology Act. This grant is providing opportunities for residents to live fuller, more engaged lives by allowing people to actually use devices they otherwise wouldn’t be able to, according to library leaders.

A visit to the library provides a chance to test out a 3D printer for example, or a chance to partner with a grandchild and see how the light bright area works.

The Douglas County Library is offering a wide variety of courses and workshops this fall for technology users of all interests and skill levels including Computer Basics, iPad basics, Stabilizing Shaky Videos, and so much more. All classes are free. Call 320-762-3014 or email dbradley@douglascountylibrary.org to learn more.

There is a calendar that shows when all of the library events occur. Check it out at https://douglascountylibrary.org/event-calendar/month-view/

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