The Farmington Libraries are thrilled to invite members of the community to celebrate our 100th year of free library service by participating in the development of Farmington Speaks: A Community History Project, consisting of both a digital and physical time capsule, each featuring contents contributed by the public. Farmington is a town rich with local history, and it is the goal of the Farmington Libraries to not only preserve this history, but to celebrate and share it!
We will be accepting digital submissions from Friday, September 22nd, 2017 through Friday, March 30th, 2018.
How can you contribute?
We welcome submission of materials pertaining to local people, places or events. These can be photos; documents such as letters, postcards, or journals; short audio or video clips; and other digital ephemera that celebrates Farmington’s past or present.
For a complete listing of acceptable formats please visit the submission page HERE
If you have items you would like to contribute, but they aren’t in a digital format, please call the Information Services Desk at the Library at 860-673-6791 to schedule a training session in our Maker Space. We have equipment to digitize records, cassettes, VHS, photos, slides and negatives. A staff member will train you on the equipment and then you will be allowed to reserve the equipment at times that are convenient for you.
What are we going to do with your photos, videos etc…?
Your contributions will be curated into collections by Farmington Libraries staff and then published on BiblioBoard where it will be freely accessible via the internet from all over the world.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Farmington Libraries. Celebrations for all ages will be held throughout the year. This will include concerts featuring music from different eras, a celebratory dinner, time capsule, and more! Call 860-673-6791 for details.