11TH ANNUAL TEEN GHOST STORY CONTEST
@ NANCY CARSON LIBRARY
ENTRY DEADLINE : Friday, October 17 @ 6 p.m.
AWARDS CEREMONY: Monday, October 27 @ 7 p.m.
Teens currently in grades 6 - 12 - don't miss this great opportunity! Win gift cards from Amazon.com: 1st place - $50, 2nd place - $25, and 3rd place - $15! Stories must be 1,000 words or less. Entries must be typed and double-spaced with the student’s full name, age, grade, school, telephone number, and date.
Entries MUST be turned in by this Friday, October 17 at 6 p.m. See the Nancy Carson Library Calendar for further information.
DOCUMENTARY: Journey Into Dyslexia
@ Aiken County Public Library
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 pm-7:45 pm
In recognition of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, the film Journey Into Dyslexia will be shown, followed by a question and answer session. One in every five children struggles with basic reading skills. The film is sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of SC, the SC Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and Aiken Learning Lab. The program is free, but donations can be made to fund the purchase of educational materials about dyslexia and learning disabilities for the library collection.
Letters About Literature Contest
Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's view of the world. This reading and writing promotion is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with the South Carolina Center for the Book and the South Carolina State Library with financial support from the South Carolina State Library Foundation.
Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony on April 29, 2015. Their winning letters will be published online at the South Carolina Center for the Book's website. South Carolina winners will also receive monetary prizes, and then advance to the national judging.
Submissions from Grades 9-12 must be postmarked by December 15, 2014. Submissions from Grades 4-8 must be postmarked by January 15, 2015.
Download the Entry Guidelines (PDF) for more information and for an entry coupon.