Projects We Love

7 Habits of Highly Effective Youth

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Exeter Area YMCA on this great program, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Youth. To learn more & sign up: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Youth.

Providing a Home Base for Military & First Responders

Exeter Area YMCA becomes ‘home base’ for Military & First Responders
Exeter Area YMCA is honored to become “Home Base,” the dedicated meeting space for a very exciting project providing our nation’s active and retired service men and women, as well as first responders and their families, with access to The Military & First Responders Family Story Project, powered by TheVoiceLibrary.net.
“We recognize that the life of military personnel and first responders comes with unique challenges, placing enormous strain on families,” said Tanisha Johnson, Associate Branch Director, Exeter Area YMCA. “In an effort to further support these families and the bonds that unite our community, Exeter Area YMCA has formed a partnership with TheVoiceLibrary.net.”
This collaboration with TheVoiceLibrary.net also provides a creative avenue to help strengthen the community, an integral part of the YMCA’s mission to build a healthy mind, body and spirit for all. “The Military & First Responders Family Story Project provides families with life-strengthening connection through shared experiences and stories that broaden family ties and emotional bonds,” said Al Brandano, founder of TheVoiceLibrary.net.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said it best: “the voice is the organ of the soul.” The Voice Library and Exeter Area YMCA believe that nothing in this world still can comfort, inspire, teach and entertain like it (the human voice).
The Y, therefore, invites you and your extended family members (high school age students and above) to listen, learn, participate, and build new friendships through this FREE Introductory, 3-week series focused on learning new ways to build trust and help break down communication barriers that have been unconsciously built into our daily lives. The class will be exposed to:
  • Creative, fun, interactive family activities focusing on the art and structure of storytelling. You along with your family and new friends will learn how to find new ways to more effectively communicate your personal experiences with one another.
  • At the conclusion of the series, you will also be introduced to creating and capturing your family legacy, sage advice, and humor into an audio family journal/audiobook that will become a joy for generations!
Each participant will receive a free 6-year family subscription to TheVoiceLibrary.net.
Instructors are:
  • Al Brandano, TheVoiceLibrary.net;
  • Dan Ward, Veterans Count Easter Seals Care Coordinator and veteran; and
  • Amy Davenport Dakin, CMHC, LCPC, NCC, DCC.
This 3-week opportunity is a free program, open to military and first responders offered by the YMCA. Class size is limited. Please email tanisha@sdymca.org or phone 603 642 3361 to add your name to the Military & First Responders Story Project.
Additionally, in partnership with the Armed Services, YMCA and the Department of Defense, Exeter Area YMCA is proud to offer FREE memberships to eligible military families and personnel, providing extra support during deployment. It is our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
The free membership is open to Title 10 personnel. Exeter Area YMCA invites you to spend quality time together and enjoy fun activities in a warm, supportive community environment.
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TVL's Latest Partnership: Helping Hospitals

York Hospital Oncology & Infusion Care has chosen The Voice Library’s storytelling platform for an innovative pilot program to simply help patients “tell and share their story of life and recovery” privately with family members in a more soulful, mindful, and holistic way, as an integral part of the self healing process.

This new pilot program is based on growing research that during the healing process it is as important for one to tell their story as it is for loved ones to listen. Patients and their families can simply, privately, and securely capture and share stories of love, legacy, inspiration, humor, as well as create activities like authoring their own audio book or book of poetry.
“The Voice Library provides a wonderful tool for our patients to use to share stories with friends and family that hold personal meaning to them.  These recorded memories are about life and our experiences—learning from the past, living in the present and building for the future” remarked Susan Kelly Westman, oncology social worker at York Hospital Oncology and Infusion Care. “We are very excited to be able to bring this program to our patients as we know there is inherent value to it.”

Our business model began nearly eight years ago as a family based legacy recording platform simply capturing the epic power of voice and timeless treasure of a story combined with pictures,” said Al Brandano President of TheVoiceLibrary.net. “Our medium promotes active, empathic listening as well as longer attention spans, where you own and control your content making it the perfect tool for programs such as with York Oncology & Infusion Care Partners.”

TheVoiceLibrary.net offers a premiere health care division featuring interactive easy to use, fun family storytelling / legacy activities and programs for assisted living residents, hospital patients, brain injury survivors, and healing & well being of everyone.  The Exeter NH based company changes the paradigm — their primary focus is to offer a private labeled “gift” for health care administrators to directly offer their clients/ patients. Their team of caring storytelling professionals is able to assist customers / clients / patients in the creative process; on site or by phone.

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Research has identified “Soft Skills / Social Skills” proficiency, as one of the biggest challenges for 21st century learning.

The Voice Library.net has developed a more holistic approach to solve this problem.

Our pilot programs are based on a more natural, human, soulful and fun way to bridge the gap between technology and social skills.

Utilizing our premiere digital storytelling platform and curriculum, combing the epic power of voice, active listening and the treasure of a story

Focused as a extra curricular , language arts, or enrichment programs for public, charter and home schools programs. As well as libraries makerspace activity, and non profit professional development – empowerment series.

Want to learn more? Please contact us. Read testimonials here.

Musician John That

TheVoiceLibrary.net can be used by anyone, anywhere, including by musicians! Musician John That is using TheVoiceLibrary.net to share previews of his music! From the artist:

…I’ll be uploading recent demos along with recent polaroids so y’all can hear (and see) where I’m headed.  I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts – Whats working? Whats not? What needs tweaking?

This first track, ‘Cute n Crazy [live]’ was recorded a week back in Brooklyn at Valhalla Studios with my good friend Nick Wissie.  It’s a little taste of the EP we’re putting together ‘Sad Beach’.  The vocals were tracked live, and mostly freestyled off the top of my head so this ones in its infancy. Let me know what you think!

Here’s How to Listen:

1. Download the free ‘The Voice Library’ app

Download on the Apple App Store

Get it on Google Play

 2. Select ‘Listener’ and enter the following:

User: 4978

Password: 73061

   3. ENJOY! And don’t forget to let me know what you think!

Audio Tributes

Longfellow said it best.. “The human voice is the organ of the soul

Tributes.com:   Elaine Haney president of Tributes was looking for a more human, soulful and powerful way to allow people to capture a loved one’s memories and legacy. Working together with the TVL team we created a simple and easy way for their customers to leave a audio testimonial/ Tribute by any phone, anytime- anyplace!

Elaine and her customers realized early on that unlike video: The epic power and timeless treasure of the human  voice, sparks a part of the brain – to create a different picture unique to each listener. Providing for more joy and longer listening times, like music.

Tributes and TVL are proud partners since 2011

Tributes is now owned by Legacy.com

WWII Foundation

Receive a FREE “Gift of a Lifetime” for Military Families
Family Legacy and Oral History: Recording & Share Activity

“The WWII Foundation and the Voice Library’s mission of preserving the stories of the veterans of WWII is crucial as future generations carry the torch of freedom forward.”
James Madio Actor, Band of Brothers (Frank Perconte)

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Let Me Be Your Memory

The VoiceLibrary.net and Cognitive Dynamics Foundation are teaming up to offer a unique audio-based archiving Language Arts curriculum for students and educational institutions in your area. The six-week Let Me Be Your Memory curriculum builds language arts competencies by raising awareness of those living with memory disorders and their care givers.

This compassionate, ground-breaking memoir-based program stimulates students to learn, investigate, and connect with family and community. It does so through a Common Core-adaptable curriculum created by an educator with a heart for sharing the human experience, and it builds intergenerational relationships by sharing stories.

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Journey Into Blindness

In a joint venture with the National Federation of the Blind – NH Chapter, we are inviting those with lost vision, along with their friends and family to tell their story. Our goal is to use storytelling as a means to educate those with sight to better understand how to simply and more comfortably share life with lose without sight.

Log-in as a listener

  • Step 1. By phone: Simply dial 1-866-343-2763 to log-in or by computer: go to thevoicelibrary.net (top right of page click login button) or by mobile app
  • Step 2. Enter username: 7169
  • Step 3. Enter password: 28721

Goffstown High School 50th Anniversary History Project

Award winning archivist Melissa Mannon from Goffstown NH high School selected The Voice Library to partner with, to create a unique community voice project to celebrate the buildings 50th anniversary.

The Project entailed inviting key members of the community who graduated from this building to return, and create an interactive oral history around their experiences, trials and tribulations.

Interviews were to be conducted by a host of special trained “student community reporters”.

The Voice Library team worked closely with these students to help them understand the interview process, as well as helping them to improve their soft skills to interact inter – generationally

This process gave these students the life tools/ skills and the confidence to capture the most human, soulful and engaging interviews possible, for this project and beyond…

Military Families Story Project

The most heartfelt and human way to say thank you to the sacrifice and bravery of our military men and women and their families! The art and treasure of storytelling, along with a caring voice, like music – is epic and timeless. Longfellow said it best: “the voice is the organ of the soul,” nothing in this world and of itself can comfort, inspire, teach and entertain, like it.

Our Goals:
To strengthen family ties, build morale and emotional bonds, give family members 24/7 global secure access to their loved ones. Preventing one or many from ever feeling isolated or alone… before, during, or after deployment!

To give military families & Veterans across the globe, a simple more soulful way to “Tell their story” captured as a legacy gift of a lifetime, in a compelling, engaging, and emotionally interactive way!

To deliver 300-500 digital storytelling Gift subscriptions sponsored by you – to pre deployment Military Families, Veteran organizations, and WWIIFoundation.org on or before the 2017 Holiday / Christmas season.

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Grandma’s Kitchen Table

TVL wants you to help us capture and share a community of stories based on life lessons, love, and compassion learned around Grandma’s kitchen — to touch, help and heal others!

TVL’ s People Therapy… Public side of TVL. Words and stories that can comfort, inspire, teach and entertain for generations.

You are invited to publicly contribute/listen.

  • Step 1. Download FREE mobile app (search TVL)
  • Step 2. Enter username: Grandmas
  • Step 3. Enter password: kitchen

Gift of a Lifetime - Verbal Family Trees

Our “Gift of a Lifetime” is the ability to hear your daughter reading Goodnight Moon, Dad’s sage advice, Mom’s bedtime stories, your son’s excitement of his new puppy, or Grandma’s loving words of understanding and compassion – RIGHT NOW!

How does TVL’s innovative voice / story / picture combination offer value superior to today’s other multimedia storytelling and legacy options?

Our technology is extremely simple, affordable, and flexible for all ages. All you need is any phone or online access.

  • No more locked away, lost, or inaccessible memories.
  • No more costly and ever changing technology to manage
  • Unlike social media, you own and control the content
  • You get to decide if it’s private or public
  • Value: Priceless