Greater Portland is a vibrant region, filled with creative and adventurous individuals. As a community, we are integral to one another, and the Library is integral to our community. Amidst this time of isolating during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to send us your thoughts from your individual point of view describing how you are living with the present social distancing measures. We may now be physically distant but let us remain socially connected.

How are you weathering the challenges of this COVID-19 pandemic? Send your thoughts, poems, letters, diary entries, original artwork, doodles or comics to isolatingtogether@portlib.org ,
or- use the Contribute An Item tab (above).

We’ll preserve your submissions here, on our library blog, and on our library social media.

Archives provide future generations a richer view of history, first-person documentation of our times and lives. This is an opportunity to document our own histories for future historians and social scientists trying to make sense of it a hundred years from now!

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*Very Special Thanks to the Maine State Library, for hosting and funding this Omeka page

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Rita getting her Covid Vaccine

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June of 2020 : A Quarantine Journal

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A Closer Look at Sign

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A closer look at the social distancing sign on Eastern Promenade, Portland.