April 4-10, 2021, is National Library Week, and the Carbon County Community Foundation is proud to celebrate and support our local libraries and their amazing staff and volunteers!

Libraries, especially those here in Carbon County, extend far beyond the four walls of a building. During the pandemic, our libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to the changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.

Carbon County Sheltered Stories

Thanks to a grant from the Carbon County Creative Arts Fund at CCCF, the Palmerton Area Public Library, the Dimmick Memorial Library, and the Lehighton Area Memorial Library are collecting stories and memories from Carbon County residents about their experiences and feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These ‘Sheltered Stories’ will be placed in a digital time capsule and in the State Library of Pennsylvania archive.

Visit shelteredstories.org to submit your memory – it can be a photo or invitation from a birthday or graduation parade celebration; artwork you created during quarantine; a short story or poem you wrote; or even just a photo of your new work-from-home office.

Carbon County Creative Arts Fund

The Carbon County Creative Arts Fund was established to support a community in which people of all ages and backgrounds experience the arts. We want Carbon County to be a place where artists are encouraged to hone and share their talents, where traditional and new forms of expression are welcome, and where opportunities for community members to engage with the arts are promoted throughout their lifetimes.  

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