My Library, My COVID-19 Story

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Above image by Deanne Woods Photography.

Area: Mackay Region
Published: June 16, 2020 - Current Project


We invite everyone in the community, across the Mackay region, to share their personal experiences of how COVID-19 has affected everyday life. What did you do to help fight the isolation, were there new daily activities that you and your family experienced?

Our aim is to create a present-time narrative to preserve this chapter in our lives, allowing us all to reflect on what we did (or couldn't do) and how we felt.

We would love to receive:

  • Images with accompanying brief text;
  • Oral histories (600 words);
  • Video clips. (Video clips are required to be uploaded to YouTube first.)

Your contribution can show the surprising or simple ways our lives have changed. Years from now we will look back and want to know how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our community and our families.

Please share your donation by uploading your image, text or YouTube link below. All submissions are subject to the following.


Terms and Conditions

• This Agreement governs the donation of items by the Donor to Council for local government purposes, including display or use in any venue or on social media as determined by council.

• All photos and videos that are entered via the website remain the property of the entrant, however, Mackay Regional Council will receive intellectual property rights to all images and videos for promoting the My Library, My COVID-19 Story project or future promotions.

• The Donor agrees that council may determine at its sole discretion which donated items will be displayed in, or used by, a venue managed by council and how such items will be displayed or used.


Privacy statement

Mackay Regional Council is collecting your personal information for entering into a donated items agreement with you and for creating a record of Mackay’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. The photographs and personal stories of your family’s experience will be collected and stored in Mackay Regional Council Libraries’ digital image collection. Council may also make the photographs and personal stories (including any personal information contained therein) publicly available via the library catalogue or by other means.

Subscribe this project's update emails receiving your invitation to our upcoming exhibition. Click the Stay Informed button on the right of this page.


Above image by Deanne Woods Photography.

Area: Mackay Region
Published: June 16, 2020 - Current Project


We invite everyone in the community, across the Mackay region, to share their personal experiences of how COVID-19 has affected everyday life. What did you do to help fight the isolation, were there new daily activities that you and your family experienced?

Our aim is to create a present-time narrative to preserve this chapter in our lives, allowing us all to reflect on what we did (or couldn't do) and how we felt.

We would love to receive:

  • Images with accompanying brief text;
  • Oral histories (600 words);
  • Video clips. (Video clips are required to be uploaded to YouTube first.)

Your contribution can show the surprising or simple ways our lives have changed. Years from now we will look back and want to know how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our community and our families.

Please share your donation by uploading your image, text or YouTube link below. All submissions are subject to the following.


Terms and Conditions

• This Agreement governs the donation of items by the Donor to Council for local government purposes, including display or use in any venue or on social media as determined by council.

• All photos and videos that are entered via the website remain the property of the entrant, however, Mackay Regional Council will receive intellectual property rights to all images and videos for promoting the My Library, My COVID-19 Story project or future promotions.

• The Donor agrees that council may determine at its sole discretion which donated items will be displayed in, or used by, a venue managed by council and how such items will be displayed or used.


Privacy statement

Mackay Regional Council is collecting your personal information for entering into a donated items agreement with you and for creating a record of Mackay’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. The photographs and personal stories of your family’s experience will be collected and stored in Mackay Regional Council Libraries’ digital image collection. Council may also make the photographs and personal stories (including any personal information contained therein) publicly available via the library catalogue or by other means.

Subscribe this project's update emails receiving your invitation to our upcoming exhibition. Click the Stay Informed button on the right of this page.


Don't let it touch you!

With parks and public places closed during the school holidays and a usually active child we combated staying home by building an obstacle course with a twist in our backyard.

With a little imagination using stuff from around the house, the ground was lava and the items on the cardboard were exploding if they touched you. Later we used the ladder with some bricks to make our own seesaw.




Thank you for sharing your COVID-19 story with us.

Kind regards
Mackay Regional Council Libraries

You need to be signed in to share your story.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Birralee Child Care Centre

    9 days ago

    COVID-19 entered Australian borders and the number of positive tests grew each day. This started Birralee’s Coronavirus Risk Minimisation Plan. The centre introduced rules and regulations to staff and families to ensure the safety of everyone at Birralee. The centre kept families informed of any decisions and recommendations from the government and the centre through posters, the Facebook page, and the Skoolbag App.

    Centres around Australia then began to close their doors due to the rising issues surrounding Corona Virus. Miss Dianne, the Director of Birralee chose to create a plan to ensure this did not happen to Birralee.

    The... Continue reading

    You need to be signed in to add your comment.

    comment
    Submitting your comment
    Cancel
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Artistic flair.

    16 days ago

    Inspired by the internet our daughter turned an empty washing detergent bottle into a hanging pot plant. She used what we had around the home and her artistic flair to create a face.

    You need to be signed in to add your comment.

    comment
    Submitting your comment
    Cancel
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Shocked!

    by troylaraine, 16 days ago

    Sunday, March 8, 2020
    Feeling shocked and in a bit of disbelief about what was happening with COVID-19, overall thinking how surreal it felt. JoA



  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Social distancing

    by Casey, 20 days ago

    Social isolation can be very lonely, luckily 7 month old Sidney was none the wiser. Visiting Blacks Beach, Mackay, for some fresh air and exercise during COVID-19.

    You need to be signed in to add your comment.

    comment
    Submitting your comment
    Cancel