Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, joins the American Library Association in celebrating the 16th annual Teen Read Week™, October 13-19, with a special Sci-Fi Writing Contest for teens in grades 6 to 8. Entries should be submitted to the Youth Services department by Monday, October 7.
The winner will be announced at the Teen Read Week celebration, “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library,” on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 3:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and the winner must be present to win. All participants will get the chance to share their stories and enjoy some treats.
The stories should be no longer than five pages. Topics may include aliens, zombies, mutants, superheroes, robots, and/or alternative universes. Entries may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the library.
Teen Read Week™ is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association.
For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.