"Uncover Branford" is designed to bring the Branford community together to create personal connections while exploring the hidden gems that make Branford unique. Participants will explore sites around town to take pictures and learn more about Branford, and then will share their stories at an Open House at the library and through a booklet published by the library.
Project Name: Uncover Branford: Your town, your people, your story.
Purpose: Designed to bring the Branford community together to create personal connections while exploring the hidden gems that make Branford unique. Provides a space to share the special stories that can only be told by those living here.
Grant Funding Amount: $2,000
COLLABORATION:Opportunities to meet new people, share stories, and work together to create a special group project.
EXPLORATION: Visit the sites you choose to take pictures and interview people, discovering new places and learning more about Branford.
CELEBRATION: Share experiences at a special Open House held at the library. Stories will be highlighted and archived on the library’s website. Special booklet with the group’s work will be printed and distributed.
Target Audiences: Adults (45 – 65), teens and families, people who want to spend more time being active in the community, make new friends, and get to know Branford
Community Support: Branford Historical Society, Branford Land Trust, Friends of the James Blackstone Library
Use of grant funds: development of tip sheet for taking high-quality photographs, story write-ups/photography displays, editing/layout services, printing booklet of write-ups/photos for distribution
Members want to collaborate and connect because:
Uncover Branford addresses the emotional & functional jobs they want:
Uncover Branford is different from other alternatives:
Uncover Branford transforms Our Library for the 21st Century:
Thursday, July 13 @ 6:00 pm
Get up, get out and uncover Branford! We’re bringing you and your neighbors together to share your favorite Branford places and stories. Then, plan a group outing to a special spot! As you go out into the community to explore and uncover new places, you’ll make new friends, have lots of fun, and discover the hidden gems of Branford.
Document your adventures with photos and a short write up of your own personal favorites and we’ll turn that into a community exhibit at our Uncover Branford Open House and Reception at the end of the summer.
Registration required. To register, click here.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 @ 2:30 PM
Get up, get out and uncover Branford! We're bringing you and your neighbors together all summer long with meetings in June, July and August to share your favorite Branford places and stories. Learn about new hidden gems in town. Then, work together to plan a group outing to 1 or more locations. As you go out into the community to explore and uncover new places, you'll have lots of fun, make new friends and create memories.
Document your adventures with photos and a short write-up of your own personal favorite spot and we'll turn that into a community exhibit at our Uncover Branford Open House and Reception at the end of the summer.
To register click here or call the Reference Desk at 203-488-1441. ext. 318.
Whitney Gayle, Karen Jensen, Katy Dillman, and Carly Lemire
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