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The Harris Burdick Writing Challenge: a Spooktacular Writing Contest

THe Mysteries of Harris Burdick book jacket

Wednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31

Do you believe a picture is worth 1,000 words?

Scare up an original short story (1,000 words or less) from one of our featured "creepy" photos. The prize will be a copy of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris van Allsburg.

For grades K-6.

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KidStuff

The Library's blog for youth materials and programs. See more.

Youth Fiction Review: The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods

Posted by: TracieP | Posted on: Oct 20 2014

11-year-old Violet feels like an outsider in both her hometown and in her own family. Violet's father, who died before she was born, was African-American; her mom and half-sister are white. With her dark hair and skin, Violet doesn't look anything like her mother, half-sister, neighbors, or classmates in their predominantly white town of Moon Lake.

At the Library

Things to do for kids and families. See all events for kids.

Early Literacy Station

The AWE Early Literacy Station is an all-in-one digital learning center for children ages 2-10 that is located in the children's area of the Main Library. It is designed to optimize educational effectiveness while making learning fun.