We are happy to share that we are partnering with StoryCorps to record the stories of our community during the month of June. StoryCorps, a national non-profit dedicated to recording and preserving the stories of everyday people, will be visiting the Shenandoah Valley in June to record local stories. Working with them, we are inviting individuals to record and share conversations that will be preserved locally and at the Library of Congress for generations to come. 

In a StoryCorps recording, two individuals record a meaningful conversation about things that are important to them. A trained StoryCorps facilitator will handle all the technical aspects and guide you through the recording process, but the stories you tell are your own. After the session you will receive a digital copy of the interview and, with your permission, a second copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this StoryCorps visit will be conducted virtually. The Shenandoah County Library will be able to provide technical assistance scheduling appointments and supporting interviews, including providing a space for virtual interviews inside the library. 

To learn more about StoryCorps or to schedule an interview visit storycorps.org/wmra. You can also contact Archivist Zach Hottel for more information.