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The Muncy Public Library has joined forces with the American Library Association to participate in the Libraries Transform campaign.

Libraries Transform highlights how libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens. Libraries contribute to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment, and are catalysts for powerful individual and community change.

Please share your “because” statement about how the library has helped transform your life!

Library Awarded Grant to Create an Oral History Archive

Muncy, Pa.-The Muncy Public Library, 108 S. Main Street, received a grant to purchase equipment to record interviews and oral histories from the Muncy community detailing their experiences with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The library was awarded $1,500 from the Waldron Memorial Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. These funds will be used to purchase microphones, headsets and recording devices. 

“Each of us has a story to tell, and that is especially true over this past year and a half as we have had to adjust to living through this global pandemic. This project is an opportunity to invite the community to come into the library with a friend or family member to tell their Covid stories. Following the popular Story Corps model, trained library staff will provide tech support as patrons conduct their interviews. With the patrons’ permission, the interviews will be uploaded to the Library of Congress archive. In this way, patrons will be contributing their versions of this historic moment for future generations to listen to and learn from. Our hope is to create a digital archive for Muncy voices living through this unique moment in history. We are grateful for the support from the FCFP and the Waldron Foundation,” said Library Director, Corey Breneisen.