Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest Prompts!

Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the grand prize winners of the Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest!!

Adults: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Charis Made
Kids: Davey Brooks

Your prizes are waiting at the desk!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/16/17:

“All right, you’ve told your story. That’s how you remember it. But there’s another story: my story. And my story begins with_______ ”

WEEK 5 WINNERS!
Adult: Corinne Full
Teens: Abby Tanner
Kids: Zack Guthrie

Congratulations to our winners. You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library! We will announce our Grand Prize winners next week, and writing will be on display at the library in November!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/9/17:

“Only another mile, I thought, keeping my head down. I watched each foot rise and fall, rise and fall, losing myself in the rhythm of it. I thought of what was on the other side of the mountain, and I remembered _______ ”

WEEK 4 WINNERS!
Adult: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Haven Read
Kids: Davey Brooks
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/2/17:

“It flashed through the sky and then was gone. Lucy was sure she had seen a UFO and was equally sure aliens were here to secretly make contact with a human being. Maybe they would choose her. Maybe she would get to visit their ship. Maybe _______ ”

WEEK 3 WINNERS!
Adult: Vicki Geslak
Teens: Abby Tanner
Kids: Zach Guthrie
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 9/26/17: 

“We took turns guarding the door, neither of us sleeping very much. Ricky looked nervous, and suddenly I felt bad about getting him involved. I shouldn’t have _______ ”

WEEK 2 WINNERS!
Adult: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Charis Mace
Kids: ___________ (We didn’t have any kids entries this week! If you know a kid who likes to write, let them know about our contest!)
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 9/18/17: 

“I watched the hawk high in the sky float, and float. Then it tucked its head in and dove like a missile straight toward ______________”

WEEK 1 WINNERS!
Kids – Ricardo Salazar
Teens – Echo Full
Adults – R.J. Lowe
Please come to the library front desk to pick up your prize!

 

For more information about the writing contest see our post here.

Good luck entrants!

The Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest

Our Creative Writing Club and Mayor Rapp have teamed up to create a contest at the Vienna Public Library this Fall! Mayor Rapp has graciously agreed to sponsor our prizes. You write – you could win $25 or $50 gift cards to Regal Cinemas or Amazon.com.

How It Works:

  • The library will release a writing prompt every Monday for 5 weeks, starting 9/18, on Facebook, our website, & in the library.
  • Entries are due Saturday of the same week by 5pm.
  • Include your name, phone number, and age on your entry.
  • Write a 1 page* (8 1/2 x11) story using the prompt and drop it off or email it to the library: cate@viennapubliclibrary.org.
  • Writers must live in Wood or Washington County, or have a Vienna library card.
  • Three weekly winners will be chosen (kids, teens, & adults) and receive fabulous prizes (gift cards for movies and Amazon). 
  • Mayor Rapp will read the weekly winners’ entries the week of October 30 and award a grand prize for each age group!

    * No rules about font size, spacing, formatting, handwriting, etc. We just need to be able to read it. You can enter for multiple weeks, even if you win one week. You will receive confirmation that we received your story electronically if submitted by e-mail. 

Questions?
Contact Cate, our Youth Services Director at 304-295-7771, ext. 2, or e-mail her at cate@viennapubliclibrary.org.

Library News!

Click here to view our full newsletter for May-August 2017 with lots information about what is happening at the library for the Summer Reading Program! Some highlights from the newsletter are posted below.

Newsletter Tidbits:

Summer Reading Program:

Our sign-up party is June 8th at 6:00! Get a free tote bag and an ice cream sundae! We have programs for all ages, from babies to seniors! You can sign-up any time at the desk starting June 9th!

Technology Questions?

The library is now offering basic technology instruction. We can help with setting up an e-mail account, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment today!

Teen Council Supply Drive:

From June 8—July 28, the Teen Council will have a supply drive at the library for the Children’s Home Society’s Transitional Living program for homeless teens. See the newsletter for more information.

New Board Member

The Vienna Library Board would like to thank outgoing President, Jim Edwards, for 12 years of dedicated service to the Library. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards are relocating to North Carolina and will be greatly missed. Vice President, J. Ryan Full, will act in the absence of the president for the remainder of the term. The empty seat on the Board will be filled by Amy Walsh. Amy, along with her husband and 2 young daughters, is an avid  library user and public educator in the Wood County School System. Amy and her family have been Vienna residents for the past 7 years. Welcome Amy!

 

 

Library News!

Click here to view our full newsletter for January-April 2017 with lots of program lists and information about what is happening at the library! Some highlights from the newsletter are posted below.

Newsletter Tidbits:

Friends of the Library
2017 dues are now $5. Pay anytime at the front desk of the library and get your new Friends card today!

Next Friends of the Library Meeting: February 15, 5:30 pm
Spring Book Sale: March 31– April 1, 10-5 pm
Preview Sale (friends members only): March 30, 6-8 pm

LEGO Drive
The library needs LEGOs! Do you have building blocks gathering dust at your house? The library is collecting LEGOs to use for our Children’s room and Summer Reading program and would love to have them! Drop them off at our front desk during open hours!

Technology Questions?
The library is now offering basic technology instruction. We can help with setting up an e-mail account, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment today! Learn more here.

VITA Tax Service
January 31—April 12
Tuesdays 6-8pm & Wednesdays 10-1pm

College Roadmap Program
January 24 @ 6pm

Parents and teens! Design your college entry timeline. We will cover FAFSA, test dates, and
applications. Leave with a tailored plan.

Build and Destroy – Kids Program
Calling kids! Do you like to take stuff apart and see how it works? Come to Maker nights! Build, tinker, and experiment! 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm!

Creative Writing Club
Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at 6 pm. The first Monday is taught classroom-style with the topics below, while the second will be a free writing environment.

January—Plotting
February—Prewriting
March—Editing/Revising
April—Short Story Writing

Each class is standalone—feel free to join anytime!