Community Stories

The George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library and Hudson Cable TV are launching a
community-wide project to encourage Hudson residents, both adults and children, to
document their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak and contribute
them to the library archive. We invite everyone in Hudson to participate.

How to Participate
We are interested in your stories. These could be about the shift to remote instruction
and learning, studying and working from home, working at essential jobs, the impact of
store closures, and the ways you and the people in your lives are staying in touch.  How
has life changed? What is your daily routine? What makes you happy? What makes you
cry?  Include craft projects, your Netflix list, quarantine walks, and generally whatever
gets you through this time.

Files are being gathered in Google Drive, which requires participants to have a Gmail account to upload files. If you do not have a Gmail account, or have questions or problems with the form, please send files and diary entries to

The method of recording your thoughts is up to you. Some suggestions include writing
in a journal, recording voice memos, saving your social media posts, taking photos
and/or videos, or creating multimedia works of digital storytelling.
Make sure to comply with stay-at-home orders while self-documenting. These entries
will be shared and made accessible to others.
Please do not share with the community any information you prefer to keep private.

Need some help with how to capture your experiences? Email us at

The Submission Process
Click on the link below to submit your items. You will be able to sign an agreement
allowing Rodgers Memorial Library and Hudson Cable TV to preserve your submission,
and you will receive important information about the copyright and use of your content.
Submissions will not be available to the public immediately. Library and HCTV staff will
work together to create a lasting memory of this time in our local

Click Here for Submission Form

Thank You!

Your contribution to documenting this unprecedented outbreak is greatly appreciated. Archives usually receive historical documentation years after something has happened, but doing it in the moment allows the primary reaction to be genuine and organic. 

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