Santa Cruz Public Libraries hosts the “Snapshot Stories” Photo-scanning Event during the 2021 Juneteenth Celebration at Laurel Park at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 19th.
We are trying to increase representation of Black History in library digital collections and connect the community across generations as we celebrate Juneteenth this year. We are happy to host a “Snapshot Stories” Photo-scanning Event at the 2021 Juneteenth Celebration at Laurel Park from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 19th.
“Snapshot Stories” tells the world the unique story of Santa Cruz County’s local and regional history. People are encouraged to bring historical photos from their family archives -- the people, the coastline, neighborhoods, landmarks and other historical images. The photos will be scanned and returned along with a USB flash drive containing an electronic copy of the photo.
The digital images scanned during Snapshot Stories are added to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Local History Photo Collection, an online database that is the most popular feature of the library website. It contains more than 1,500 images dating back to the 1860s. Images are accompanied by details such as the date, location, occasion, individuals pictured, who provided the photo and links to relevant articles in the library’s Local History section online. Our collections are used by historians and genealogists all over the world.
SCPL strives to offer inclusive collections that reflect the diversity of our community and history. The stories of historically marginalized communities are underrepresented in our digital local history collections. Adding your photos and experiences will create a more complete picture of Santa Cruz County’s diverse history. This ongoing project will continue after Juneteenth through scanning appointments made with library staff and submissions of digital photos.
Juneteenth is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people. Brought to us by a partnership between Santa Cruz Juneteenth, Louden Nelson Community Center, and City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation, we hope to see you for amazing music, delicious soul food, craft booths, children’s activities and a basketball skills contest.
To make an appointment, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 427-7713.
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) system delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs.
SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery. Residents can explore a wide range of interests from academic research, book clubs and literacy programs to digital photography, locally-produced music and local history.
For more information please visit https://www.santacruzpl.org/contact/ or call (831) 427-7713