Hamilton County residents are invited to share personal stories and memories for inclusion in Our Cincinnati, a digital celebration of neighborhoods throughout Hamilton County. In order to share memories, residents should bring in paper-based memorabilia—photos, letters, maps, advertisements and more—to one of eight Library locations in early 2017.
On Saturdays from Jan. 17–March 4, Digital Services staff are scanning materials into a digital archive, and giving customers free scans of their items. A rare book and paper conservator also is on hand to advise how to best care for historical photographs and documents.
Scanning takes place from 1-4 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
Jan.14 — Westwood Branch
Jan. 21 — Deer Park Branch
Jan. 28 — Main Library
Feb. 4 — Walnut Hills Branch
Feb. 11 — Mt. Healthy Branch
Feb. 18 — Harrison Branch
Feb. 25 — Madeira Branch
March 4 — Corryville Branch
Those with a large number of items or over-sized items like blueprints and posters should e-mail Digital Services in advance to discuss options. Additional phases, later in 2017, will involve recording oral and video histories, and publishing a print book in addition to the digital archive. Some of the equipment for this project was provided through funds from the Hamilton County Genealogical Society and the State Library of Ohio.
For more information about Our Cincinnati, call 513-369-6900 or visit CincinnatiLibrary.org.