Erie County COVID-19 memorial book visits county library locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2021

Jessica Church

Erie County COVID-19 memorial book visits county library locations

Erie, PA – Erie County Public Library and Public Libraries of Erie County will continue to host the County’s COVID-19 Book of Remembrance through 2021 and into 2022.

The Book of Remembrance is a companion to the temporary COVID-19 memorial, a placement of white doves on the upper windows of Raymond Blasco M.D. Memorial Library, representing in number the Erie County lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorial continues to grow and now exceeds 500 doves. The book allows those surviving someone lost to the pandemic, to share their memories of the person and provide a testimonial to living through a global pandemic in Erie County.

To date, the Book of Remembrance has been available at Erie County Public Library locations and shared on its Bookmobile. Community members throughout Erie County will now be able to take part in the book at their local public library according to the schedule below:

  • McCord Memorial Library (32 W. Main St., North East): September 27 – October 9
  • Rice Avenue Community Public Library (705 Rice Ave., Girard): October 18 – October 30
  • Union City Public Library (2 Stranahan St.): November 8 – November 20
  • Waterford Public Library (25 S. Park Row): December 2 – December 15
  • Raymond Blasco M.D. Memorial Library (160 E. Front St., Erie): December 22 – January 5
  • Albion Area Public Library (111 E. Pearl St.): January 10 – January 24
  • Corry Public Library (117 West Washington St.): January 31 – February 12

Individuals unable to visit a location in-person can share make their entry through an online form, which will be transcribed into the Book of Remembrance by library staff.


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