Library Centennial

Nelson Public Library is turning 100 in 2020… We’ve had some great events already, and there will be more!

100th Birthday Writing Contest

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Happy Birthday to the library!

Did you know that it is our 100th birthday this year?

We need your help to continue celebrating this momentous birthday.

We are having a writing contest and everyone can participate: Kids, Teens and Adults.

We want to read your memories, stories, poems, comics or other creative storytelling methods to help us look at the role the library has played in your past, present, or even what you think it might look like in the future.

Choose from one of the following prompts/questions or come up with your own:

1. What will the Nelson Public Library of the future look like in 2120?

2. What did the library mean to you during COVID 19 isolation?

3. What does the library mean to you/What role has the library played in your life?

4. What are your quirkiest, most memorable or funniest moments you’ve had at the library?

The details:

Maximum 500 word count

Deadline: July 12th

Prizes to be awarded in 3 Age Categories (Children, Teen, Adults), and 2 Story Categories (Most Creative and Best Story)

Thank you to the Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson & District for donating the prizes.
Prizes will be $50 gift cards from local businesses.

Stories may be published on the library website, a commemorative history publication and may be excerpted on our social media.

Email stories to hgoldik@nelson.ca – and let us know which age category to which you’re submitting! (Kids or Teens or Adults)
or mail to
Nelson Public Library
602 Stanley St.
Nelson, BC
V1L 2Z8

Stories may be published on the library website, a commemorative history publication and may be excerpted on our social media.