Stories Wide Open at Herrick District Library

Kids and teens can put pen to paper and tell their own unique stories this summer through Herrick District Library.

“We all have a story inside of us. There are many different ways to tell it,” HDL librarian Lindsay Zrull says.

Kids ages 5 to 10 may submit their stories to the HDL "Stories Wide Open" summer writing challenge. Teens may submit entries to the similar teen summer writing contest in two age categories, 11-13 and 14-18. 

Published authors

Writing submitted by teens will be entered into a contest with prizes for the best stories.

"We want to get kids excited about writing over the summer by creating a book that we eventually add to our library's collection," librarian Amanda Shepard says.

All stories submitted by kids or teens will be compiled into an anthology and added to the library's collection where it can be checked out. Last year's challenge had 53 submissions.

Entries will be accepted June 1 through Aug. 1. Late entries will not be accepted. A library card is not required to enter.

All authors and winners will be celebrated at the library’s Story Celebration Ceremony 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the North Branch, 155 Riley St. For a complete list of rules, visit either library location or visit the HDL website.
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