Welcome to Stories from Behind the Mask, a collection of stories, poems, journal entries, photos, and interviews describing the experience of Central New York residents living through the Covid-19 pandemic. Feel free to navigate the site and consider submitting your own story or artwork. A project of Phillips Free Library in Homer, NY, Stories from Behind the Mask is funded through a grant from the Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).

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The Woman Who Read One Hundred Books

The Woman Who Read One Hundred Books.pdf

Interview with Dorothy Kelley

The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow!

The Sun - draft 2 (2).pdf

Interview with Harriet Higgins