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People are literally changing their minds with new information and ideas through their local libraries. Tell us how you read/watch/listen/learn in our social media contest, and you’ll earn an entry for a weekly prize draw of gift cards to Serious Coffee.

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Contest runs until November 12, 2018.

Tiny Stories Contest

Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative of only 420 characters? We want to hear your tiny stories! Contest open to ages 13 and up with a valid GVPL library card.

Contest runs September 17 to October 29, 2018.

From writing contests to reading challenges, let GVPL inspire you to read, write — and win! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest contest news, and keep your eye on this page.

Past Contests

Summer Challenge

GVPL’s 2018 Summer Challenge contest has now closed. Thank you for making GVPL part of your summer story. Over the course of the contest we had, over 350 entries and awarded prizes to eight lucky participants. We enjoyed your comments, book recommendations, your delicious culinary creations and artistic masterpieces. We look forward to seeing you next year!

You can still follow #gvplchallenge on Twitter and Facebook to see submissions and get some great recommendations.

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All That and a Bag of Chips

The All That and A Bag of Chips program has finished for the summer. Thank you to all participants for reviewing so many great titles. See a few of the recommendations we received. Prizes will be randomly drawn and winners notified by September 7, 2018. We look forward to your participation again next year.

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Teen Writing Contest

Thank you to all participants, and congratulations on submitting your entry. We are pleased to announce the prize winners of the 2018 Teen Writing Contest.

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger