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Teen Creative Writing Competition

Teen Creative Writing Competition

Teens 13-17 can submit a poem, short story, essay, song, or any other form of creative writing based on the theme of “Hope.” Participants can enter for the chance to win noise-cancelling headphones and have their work displayed at Billings Public Library!

Submissions must:

  • Include author's name, age, grade, and contact information.
  • Be based on the theme "Hope" (however the author sees fit)
  • Be no longer than 400 words
  • Be emailed to justicev@billingsmt.gov or dropped off at Billings Public Library by 5pm on October 31st.

Visit the library and view “1000 Cranes of Hope,” a senbazuru display of 1000 origami cranes created by the people of Billings. A little hope can go a long way.


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The Library is hosting a new round of reading challenges for adults in 2020. Sign up online and start working towards your reading goals--or stretch outside your comfort zone with monthly exercises in different genres or authors. Log your reading to earn points, and complete monthly reading challenges! For details and sign-ups, see our Adult events page.

Check out the Library's YouTube Channel - helpful and interesting videos of all sorts.

See many other programs and activities on our web pages, at Events for Adults, or things for children to do on our Children's page, or just keep an eye on our events calendar. The library's web pages hold a wealth of information and activities for all ages.

Many resources are available online with your library card. Explore our digital magazines with RBDigital; learn a foreign language with Mango Languages or a new skill with Universal Class, download free songs at Freegal Music, and have fun with our other databases and downloads.