Share your life-changing library stories now | Pierce County Library System

The Pierce County Library System was a winner of the 2013 National Media for Museum and Library Service award.

The Pierce County Library System was a winner of the 2013 National Media for Museum and Library Service award.

The library system will partner with StoryCorps in March to record interviews with people that have had life changing experiences as a result of spending time at a Pierce County Library.

A variety of stories are needed from individuals, groups, communities to businesses that have a connection to a local library.

The connection can be with services available, staff or another other resources such as workshops and events that the libraries hold throughout the year.

StoryCorps is known for getting compelling content and any nominee should demonstrate that the library they are telling their story about was part of a life-changing event or a community event.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, Jan. 21. The interviews will be between two people, so pairs are needed. To enter, one must submit in 150 words or less and describe the interview pair and make a brief case for why each individual should be chosen. Nominations can be made at the Pierce County Library’s website.

If selected the interviews will be 40 minutes long. The library will then work with StoryCorps to choose one of the full length recordings to be edited down to two minutes.

Once the recording is edited, the interview will be posted on StoryCorps’ Institute of Museum and Library Service page along with the nine other winners from 2013.

The interview will also be posted on the Pierce County Library’s website and could be chosen to air on National Public Radio, according to a press release from the Pierce County Library System.

The library also hopes to edit and post the other 17 full length interviews.

For more information, visit the Pierce County Library System’s website.

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