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Scare the Dickens Out of Us Teen Ghost Story Contest

Start submitting your entries for the 18th Annual Teen Ghost Story Contest on Monday, Sept. 21! The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12 in the ABBE Regional Library System service area. Entries may be any number of words up to 3,000; and they must be typed and double-spaced. You can bring entries to the Nancy Carson Library or email (PDF or .doc/x formats only, please) to

Entries must include name, age, grade, school, and phone number or email address.  Failure to follow these guidelines is an automatic disqualification.

Winners will be announced Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube with Ms. Renee reading the winning entries. Winners may pick up their prizes beginning Friday, October 30. Winners will receive gift certificates from $50 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd place, and $15 for 3rd place.

Writing skills packets can be downloaded here (PDF) or picked up at the reference desk at Nancy Carson Library during operating hours Monday through Friday.