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Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage

Exploring the Evolution of a Thriving Community

2018-05-12 13:00:00 2018-05-12 15:00:00 America/New_York Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents. Bound Brook branch

Saturday, May 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-05-12 13:00:00 2018-05-12 15:00:00 America/New_York Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents. Bound Brook branch

Bound Brook branch

Reading Room

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents.

Utilizing a suite of digitization equipment including high resolution scanners, a lightbox, a digital single-lens reflex camera, and more; and the expertise of SCLSNJ’s archival and historical librarians, the Library will be providing residents the opportunity to both preserve and learn about their own history and that of their neighbors.


Somerset County residents should bring no more than 5 items to each digitization session,  including:

Historic photographs, letters, or documents;
Sketches, paintings, or other artwork;
Family heirlooms including recipes;
Jewelry or decorative arts;
Textiles such as quilts, samplers, flags, or uniforms;
Antique toys;
And, other artifacts.

If a resident has a more robust collection of historical items that they wish to digitize, that patron should make a one-on-one appointment with the library by emailing CommonHeritage@sclibnj.org. If a patron wishes to share an oral history of a historic and/or life event, short recorded interviews can be arranged.

SCLSNJ will make these collective memories available for research and use for future generations by contributing digitized items to Rutgers University’s New Jersey Digital Highway, by making them available in our library’s online catalog, and by submitting them to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

SCLSNJ’s Common Heritage initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these Library programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Will you need a special accommodation (including food allergy if applicable to the program)? If so, please contact the library and provide at least two weeks notice prior to the event date and the library will make every effort to honor all requests. Thereafter, requests will still be considered and may have less of a chance of being honored.

Bound Brook branch

boundbrook@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8410
Branch manager
Cindy Mangel

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About this branch

Upcoming events

Children's Storytime Room
Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children's Storytime Room
Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:30am

Teen Space
Mon, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Reading Room
Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Canceled
Tue, Apr 23, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Tue, Apr 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Reading Room
Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Downstairs Seating Area
Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Finlayson Room
Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Children's Program Tables
Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Storytime Room
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Children's Storytime Room
Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children's Storytime Room
Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 11:30am

Teen Space
Mon, Apr 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Finlayson Room
Tue, Apr 30, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Tue, Apr 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Reading Room
Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Finlayson Room
Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Children's Program Tables
Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Children's Storytime Room
Sat, May 04, 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Reading Room
Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, May 06, All day

Children's Storytime Room
Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children's Storytime Room
Mon, May 06, 11:00am - 11:30am

Teen Space
Mon, May 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tue, May 07, All day

Finlayson Room
Tue, May 07, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Tue, May 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, May 08, All day

Reading Room
Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Storytime Room
Wed, May 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Finlayson Room
Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thu, May 09, All day

Thu, May 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Children's Program Tables
Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Children's Program Tables
Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, May 10, All day

Sat, May 11, All day

Children's Program Tables
Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Teen Space
Mon, May 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Finlayson Room
Tue, May 14, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Tue, May 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Reading Room
Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Storytime Room
Wed, May 15, 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Finlayson Room
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thu, May 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Children's Program Tables
Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Storytime Room
Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Teen Space
Mon, May 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Finlayson Room
Tue, May 21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Children's Program Tables
Tue, May 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm