Friday, April 10, 2015

YouthWrite and Your Library

Thanks to your generous donations and sponsorship of Corrie's Polar Bear Dip, we have raised enough money to send a local youth (age 14-19) to YouthWrite, a summer camp for the arts. 

YouthWrite, while primarily a camp for young writers, explores and celebrates all art forms. Whether you sing, dance, play an instrument, do yoga, love to act, or write, YouthWrite is the camp for you.

The Library is holding a contest, similar to how YouthWrite takes their applications. You will need to provide:          
a) What school courses have you completed in English/ Language Arts?
b) What extra-curricular creative writing courses/ workshops/ activities have you previously participated in? 
c) Has your writing been published?  If so, where? 
d) What are your reasons for wanting to attend YouthWrite?
e) Your name and contact information, including your parent(s) name(s), phone number and email. 

Library staff will review each entry and select 1 winner. That lucky youth will have their registration fee and t-shirt paid for, and will be guaranteed a spot at the Peak Experience, which runs overnight from June 28 - July 3, 2015. 

For information about YouthWrite, click on the picture above. For questions or concerns, please contact Corrie at or 403-887-2130. 

All entries must be delivered to the Library or emailed to Corrie no later than May 15th. Winner will be selected by the end of May. 

Good luck!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Poetry Writing Contest at the Library

April is Poetry Month! 

For the month of April, the Library is holding an all-ages poetry writing contest! Submit an original piece of poetry for your chance to win 1 of 3 fabulous prizes, including a FREE membership to the Library! 

Submissions can be dropped off at the Library while we're open (see website for hours of operation), or in the book drop in a sturdy envelope, or you can email them to  
Include your name and contact information. Library staff will review the submissions and select three winners during the first week of May. 

If you have any questions, please call Corrie at 403-887-2130 or email 

Good luck, and happy writing!