Heart of Maine Community Stories


Heart of Maine Community Stories

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Heart of Maine Community Stories is a collaboration between Hartland Public Library, Newport Cultural Center, Pittsfield Public Library, Skowhegan Free Public Library, and Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft. We invite you to share stories about living through the COVID-19 pandemic and other historic events that have impacted our region (Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Somerset Counties). We welcome anything created or collected by you including writing, artwork, photos, sound recordings, videos, interviews with friends and family, and materials documenting community organizations and events.


Hartland Public Library
Newport Cultural Center
Pittsfield Public Library
Skowhegan Free Public Library
Thompson Free Library


Penobscot County, Maine
Piscataquis County, Maine
Somerset County, Maine

Collection Items

This is the MCI Concert Choir singing "Love Is Love" by Abbie Benitis. There were approximately 33 of the 63 choir members who submitted individual recordings of themselves prior to April vacation. I assembled all their voices to form the choir. The…

Hartland Public Library Lego Time Dragon
A fire breathing dragon made out of Legos for Hartland Public Library's Lego Time. The program exists because of the pandemic and this would have never been made otherwise. The virus has made us imagine new forms of programming as well as bring us…

Center Theatre Marquee Montage
Due to COVID-19 the Center Theatre temporarily closed its doors on March 16, 2020. While we were closed, we made our marquee available to the public. This is a small sampling of those messages supporting our community.

Masked and Ready to Help
A volunteer's son stands masked and ready to help at the Dexter Mobile Food Cupboard distribution.

Four Hundred Thousand
Iron oxide, charcoal and tea on paper.
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