The Bernardsville Public Library which houses a large collection of local history archives, photos and memorabilia in the Edwin S. Spinning Local History Room, is asking local residents to submit their stories about their experiences during Hurricane Sandy to record history as it's being made.
To accomplish this, the library has created a special webpage, www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/stormstories, from which residents can link to a blog to record their memories. "We encourage residents to document their experiences during Hurricane Sandy — how it affected you, your family, your friends, and your town," said Library Director Karen Brodsky, "We would like to create an important record of the event."
Given the massive impact of the storm on the community, these stories will be important to historians, the library said in announcing the local history project. Stories "will be compiled and saved for examination and reflection in the future, along with photographs of the devastation wrought by the storm," according to the library.
Those wishing to participate, should go to www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/stormstories and click on the link in the yellow bar: “Tell us your storm stories here.”