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Summer Reading Program for Teens

The Summer Reading Program is an Oral History Project. Oral history is an in-depth interview with a person or persons about personal experiences, recollections, and reflections

WHO TO INTERVIEW

Do you have family members who have lived in the county or in West Virginia for a long time?  They would be perfect to interview. If you don’t know who to interview, we have suggestions.

THEME 

The history of Jefferson County or West Virginia.

SIGN-UP AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEETING

Sign-up now by emailing ctlreads@ctlibrary.org, or at the short instructional meeting following the organizational meeting for the new book club.Information about how to conduct an oral history interview, online resources, and release forms will be given at the meeting and will also be available on our website.

COMPLETED PROJECT

Completed projects will be displayed on the library website and serve as important documentation of the county.

To submit the completed project, turn in the following:

  • Signed release form for both Participant and Interviewee
  • Participant’s name, picture, & a brief bio
  • Name and picture of the person interviewed
  • The audio or video recording of the interview
  • Ideally, a transcript of the recorded interview

Those completing the project may qualify for service learning credit through their high school.

ONLINE RESOURCES

The Library of Congress has a wonderful Oral History section.

Do History’s Oral History Toolkit

The Smithsonian’s Folklife area’s information on interviewing:

OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

The following items can be picked up at the library or can be downloaded below:

Completed Bingo or Scavenger Hunt forms may be turned into the library for a prize.

 

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