The Springfield Free Public Library and the Springfield Historical Society are working together to collect, organize and preserve documents and other items that will serve as a record of the experiences of Springfield Township residents during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Writing on any aspect of the pandemic are welcome, but library staff members have offered some sample topics in case a little help is needed to get started.
1.) Do you know anyone who survived the coronavirus? What are your recollections of their recovery?
2.) How much does the prospect of infection worry you? Do you think society’s reaction has been appropriate?
3.) Have you started to use technology in different ways? Have you experienced digital burnout?
4.) What are some of the things that you are finding yourself missing most at this time? How has the cancellation of special events like graduations, birthday parties, or summer camp affected you?
5.) How have your food shopping, cooking and eating habits changed during this time? Do you have a particular recipe that you would like to share?
6.) How has homeschooling affected your family dynamic? If you are a college student, how does online instruction compare to the college classroom experience?
7.) Is your pet behaving differently during this time?
8.) For Kids: Explain coronavirus and quarantine in your own words or with a poem or picture.
Note: Items in this collection are submissions made by members of the general public. The content of the items in this collection should not be construed as representing the beliefs or opinions of the members of the Library Board, Library Director, or other members of the library staff.