Community Reads Writing Contest

In "The Fault in Our Stars", a major plot point is that Hazel's favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, stops in mid-sentence. After years of wondering how it ends and wanting to know what happened to the characters, she takes extreme steps to find answers to her questions.

Do you have a book that leaves you hanging in a similar way? Or perhaps your favorite book has an ending that you just don't like. Here's your chance to write a better ending!

As part of this year's Community Reads, we're sponsoring a writing contest. Submit a new ending or epilogue to a book for a chance to win a prize.

Age categories are as follows:
Adult (18+) : 1500 words maximum
Teen (high school) : 1500 words maximum
Grades 6-8 : 1000 words maximum
Grades 3-5 : 1000 words maximum
Up to 2nd grade : 1000 words maximum

Entries will be judged by a panel of community members. Winners will be announced in October and will have an opportunity to read their winning entries at the prize reception.
Entries will be available for the public to read, but you have the option of withholding your name from the public copy (see form below).

How to enter:
Entries must be typed.
Fill out form below or submit a paper entry to the Reference Desk, Children's Department or the Fox branch.
Deadline: October 1.
Form below must be filled out completely.
Entries will not be returned to contestants.

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