Fayetteville Public Library wants to scan your old photos

Are you spending some time at your grandma’s place this weekend for the holiday? Does she have any old Fayetteville pictures in her attic? Think you could borrow them for a couple hours?

The Fayetteville Public Library is looking for old pictures of Fayetteville residents, historic homes, places, maps, and noteworthy architecture taken before 1970 for the soon-to-be-created Fayetteville documentary project Up Among the Hills: the Story of Fayetteville., as well as their digital photo archive that they’ve been working on.

The library will host the first of several photo scanning events from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Walker Community Room.

Contributors will be required to fill out a permission use form, but won’t need to actually loan the photos out. Library staff will scan the photos on site, and hand them right back.

FPL executive director Shawna Thorup said that she hopes the web-based digital image archive will feature more than 5,000 images by the time it is ready to launch in the fall of 2012.

Got any old photos you’re willing to share?

FPL Call for Photos

Date:Saturday, Dec. 4
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Walker Community Room (inside Fayetteville Public Library)
More info: ProjectFayetteville.org, get involved in Project Fayetteville.