This week (April 9th – April 13th) is National Library Week & the Library will be celebrating in a variety of ways including a READ poster scavenger hunt, donuts & coffee, an annual ice cream social, and a stuffed animal drive to name a few.
Another way to celebrate National Library Week is the You Belong @ Your Library: Six Word Story Sweepstakes. Every year NLW has a theme, & this year it’s “You Belong @ Your Library.” The contest is to share your story of why you belong at your library by composing a six word story for National Library Week.
This sweepstakes is gaining popularity on social media sites like Twitter & Facebook and as the name implies, challenges authors to write a complete story in only six words. Here are some examples:
Town’s kids visit Narnia. Librarian leads.
What connects far and wide? Bookmobiles.
School library doors open. Girl smiles.
Journeys begin at his university library.
The contests runs through Wednesday, April 11th. To be considered for the contest each story must be sent through Twitter and use the hash tag #nlw6words. The stories will then be compiled and available for judging through atyourlibrary.org. The staff of atyourlibrary.org will then post a selection of the best six word stories where everyone will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite story until Saturday, April 14th.
The winner will receive season one of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on DVD. Meltzer is the 2012 National Library Week Honorary Chair.