One of my very favorite things in the world is to listen to the stories that people tell. I consider myself luckier than most because I share an office with a storyteller (that’s Fam, our local historian, for those of you that know him). When I’m hankering for a story and Fam isn’t available I head for the Storyline archive that sits near the entrance to our archival storage area known as the “cage.”

ECHO’s Storyline bus travels the greater Winston-Salem area collecting snippets of life stories from the people who live here. Naturally the subjects of the stories vary greatly. From childhoods in The Great Depression to broken hearts to emigrating to the U.S. their archive has a story for everyone. If you are interested in listening to one of the Storyline CDs just come to the NC Room desk on the ground floor of the Central Library and ask to see the production log. This will provide you with a synopsis of all of the stories in the archive. CDs cannot be checked out but you are welcome to use our computers to listen to them.

If you want to share your own story the Storyline bus will be coming to the Central Library and some of the FCPL branches during February and March. The schedule is listed below.

Carver: Thursday, February 2, 11AM – 3PM

Central: Wednesday, February 8, 11AM – 3PM

Walkertown: Friday, February 17, 11AM – 3PM

Kernersville: Thursday, March 1, 12 – 5PM

Malloy Jordan East Winston: Thursday, March 8, 12 – 5PM

If you have any questions please call the North Carolina Room at 336-703-3070.