Wagga Wagga City Library is inviting people to preserve their experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the past, the library has collected stories from people who experienced the 2012 floods, and from participants in the 2WG Women's Club.
Such collections form a unique and invaluable collection for future generations, and collecting them is an important and lesser-known function of the library.
You may feel that your story or photograph is not important enough for posterity, but we know future historians and researchers greatly value personal recollections of significant events, and the images that accompany them.
Stories of home schooling, or an online Mother's Day, will have the intimate detail that is often missing from bigger news stories, and that could disappear forever once the pandemic is over.
Those who choose to participate will retain all copyright on their words and images.
Wagga Wagga City Library will hold submitted material under a Creative Commons licence, meaning that the work cannot be used for commercial purposes, and cannot be published without attribution.
Next week, from May 25-31, is Library and Information Week.
Wagga library will be highlighting how NSW libraries have supported their communities through the pandemic.
For example, nearly 16,000 people have joined their public library since the temporary closure started in late March.
Here in Wagga the library's digital storytime and Baby Bounce videos have reached more than 21,000 views online.