2018 Writing Contest

Overnight in the Library

What if you could stay in the Library all night long? What would you see? What would you do? What would you explore? How would you feel?

Tell us all about your overnight Library adventure by entering our Ruth Blank Venner and Mary Jane Blank McCormick Writing Contest! This program is supported by the Library Legacy Foundation.

contest information


To enter, your story must:

  • Be your original work, which comes solely from your imagination
  • Should include three parts: a beginning, middle and end
  • Be 500 words or less
  • Be stapled and handwritten or typed
  • Be turned in to any TLCPL location with a completed entry form (also available at any of our locations) no later than March 31

Grade Categories

Participants will be entered by grade in one of the following categories:

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grade
  • 6th - 8th Grade
  • 9 - 12th Grade


The following prizes will be awarded in each grade category. Winning stories will be posted on this page after April 23, 2018 (with a guardian's permission):

1st Place = $200
2nd Place = $100
3rd Place = $50
Honorable Mention = $25