Dream Catcher Story Contest

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Dream Catcher Story Contest. Writers were challenged to tell us a story in 300 words or less that is inspired by dreams or capturing dreams.  Special thanks to our judges:  Natassia Mendez, Jesse Roth, Nick Smith, and Jasmine Sov. Here are the […]

“The Day and Night” by Hera Hovsepian

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 1st place (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “The Day and Night” by Hera Hovsepian Age 13, Grade 8   At nights, when I sleep, I break the boundaries of my brain, which I wouldn’t   when I’m awake. My brain stops trying. It becomes raw. Real. […]

“Never Let Go” by Pateel Krikorian

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 2nd place (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “Never Let Go” by Pateel Krikorian Age 13, Grade 8        My mother used to tell me to always dream and so I did. I dreamt every night and every day. I dreamt flowers blooming from every corner of […]

“As You Sleep I Feast!” by April M. Gonzalez

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 3rd place (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “As You Sleep I Feast!” by April M. Gonzalez Age 12, Grade 7        Every night they come, whether you can sense them or not. They come the moment you close your eyes, even for a second. They want […]

“I’m Not the Only One” by Grace Petoyan

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “I’m Not the Only One” by Grace Petoyan Age 13, Grade 8   Who me? A dreamer? No, I don’t dream. It’s all within my head. I make senseless goals like buying pints of ice cream.   I watch […]

“A Dream Becoming a Nightmare” by Emelina Hakhnazaryan

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “A Dream Becoming a Nightmare” by Emelina Hakhnazaryan Age 12, Grade 7   I shut my eyes For the night’s rest. In rushed to my head A vision so absurd I was left paralyzed.   For I saw a […]

“Catching Nightmares” by Maggie Hartigan

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “Catching Nightmares” by Maggie Hartigan Age 12, Grade 6        Yawn. I’m so tired. I can’t wait to go to bed. I’m Avery, by the way. I glance up at my dreamcatcher, which hasn’t been doing a very good […]

Bookmark Design Contest

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Bookmark Design Contest! The contest was a great success. We had numerous entries with very creative designs. Two designs from each category, eight designs in total, were selected by our library staff judges. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed […]

A Surprising School Trip — a story by Leah Bacigalupi

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 1st place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “A Surprising School Trip” by Leah Bacigalupi Age 12   Summary:  Harper discovers a startling detail about her family.   Harper Rakosi was sitting on the bus begrudgingly. She hated field trips, especially this one. […]

to be free — a story by Chloe Daily

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 2nd place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “to be free” by Chloe Daily Age 12   Summary:  A slave wishes to be free.   my name is araminta ross. i’m the master’s slave. my mama is harriet ross. my papa benjamen ross. […]