Share Your Story

Dear friends,

During the last several months we’ve seen incredible changes to how we live and work. Daily errands that used to be straightforward have now become incredibly complicated. We’ve had to come up with new ways to stay connected with family and friends. These changes have been enormous, and the other day I realized something — that we are living through history right now.

With that in mind, we at Wanaque Library would like to document the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the residents of Wanaque and Haskell. We are interested in your stories, observations, drawings, videos or photos.

While we can’t preserve everything, a selection of material submitted through this form will be preserved on the Wanaque Library website and we may also share this information with the Passaic County Historical Society.

To begin sharing your story, please tell us a little more about yourself, including your name, your age, and the connection you have to Wanaque and Haskell. (If you would rather not fill out a form and would prefer to email your contribution, contact us at or mail your contribution to us at 616 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque NJ, 07465.) I am also including links to a “COVID-19 Time Capsule” for kids and one for adults.  These are several pages long, so if you would like to do one but don’t have a printer at home, please email us and I’ll send you a copy when I am able to do so.

Thank you very much for helping us document these strange times in which we are living.

Mary Martin, Library Director