Everyone has a story, and we'd like to hear yours! With this new Life Stories Center, the library and its Genealogy Center are engaging in a program of recording, preserving, and presenting this community's oral history. From its earliest times to present day, Allen County is a community rich with diversity, sporting a proud history, and awash with contributions of all kinds. This Life Stories Center is a place where individuals can be mentored in the art of interviewing as well as a place where interviews can be comfortably conducted. We invite you to participate at both levels — sharing your stories and being a part of others sharing their stories.

Listen to Life Stories

Question Lists and Techniques

Advice for Communicating, Listening, and Interviewing

Simple Tribute Videos for YouTube

Life Stories Consent Form



Contact us to tell your story or volunteer to help others tell their stories: