McEWENSVILLE - The Montgomery House Library will hold a story contest for youth in grades 5 to 12.
There are two levels of competition - grades five to eight and nine to 12. There are four categories: humor, romance, horror-spooky and mystery-suspense.
The deadline to submit a story to the library is 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Submissions must be labeled by category and age group. The younger age group must be between 350 - 500 words. The older age group must be between 800 - 1000 words.
A grand prize from all categories and first prize for each category will be offered.
A writer's fala will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 to recognize local young authors, promote reading and writing, and award prizes to the winners.
The program is part of this year's National Teen Read Week. This program also fits in with the library's goal to meet Pennsylvania Forward Basic Literacy objectives. By encouraging our youth to write stories, we are helping them learn better communication skills, to express themselves creatively, and to encourage others to read and-or write for themselves.
The library's operating hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, contact the library at 538-1381, or visit www.montgomeryhouselibrary.org.