Stay at home orders, social distancing, and PPE — who had heard of these terms three months ago? Now they are dominating the collective existence. Help the library preserve the thoughts, feelings and experiences of the Harrison County community during this unprecedented, global pandemic by sharing your story.
Writing is a great way to process what you’re feeling. The Harrison County Public Library invites you to express yourself by responding to weekly writing prompts and submitting your work from this page. Each week six writing prompts will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and website. You may choose to write from any or all prompts that inspire you and include artwork. Your submissions will be archived and included in a time capsule, forever immortalizing this moment in our collective history.
Elementary students from around Harrison County are being asked to complete a booklet, My 2020 Harrison County Covid-19 Booklet, and return it to one of the library branches to create a book for HCPL’s Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Genealogy and to also be placed in the time capsule. The booklet can be downloaded here or parents can ask for a printed version at any library location during curbside pickup.
Call the library at 812-738-4110 for more information.
Prompts for the week of May 4:
- How has learning at home been going? Do you like it? Is it easier or harder than at school? Do you think you are learning as much?
- What makes you the happiest?
- What extracurricular activity have you missed the most? Sports? (One in which you participated or enjoyed watching) Band? Drama? Clubs?
- What is your favorite song? Why?
- How has the stay-at-home order impacted your life? Describe your current daily routine. How has it changed?
- What is your favorite book? Why?