You belong @ your library: six word story sweepstakes

Share your story of why you belong at your library by composing a six word story for National Library Week!

Gaining popularity on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, six word stories, as the name implies, challenges authors to write a complete story in six words.  Here are a few examples we came up with:

Town’s kids visit Narnia. Librarian leads. 

What connects far and wide? Bookmobiles. 

School library doors open. Girl smiles.

Journeys begin a his university library.

The contest starts today and runs through Wednesday, April 11. All stories must be sent through Twitter and use the #nlw6words tag. Stories will then be complied and available for judging through Six word stories should reflect the 2012 National Library Week theme, You belong @ your library.

The staff of will post a selection of the best six word stories here on, where everyone will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite through the end of National Library Week (Saturday, April 14).

The most highly rated story will receive Season 1 of Brad Meltzer's Decoded on DVD. Brad Meltzer is National Library Week Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2012.


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