Creepy Story Contest

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Program Type:

Special Event

Program Description

Event Details

Do you love scary stories? Write and submit a creepy story or poem to and library staff will choose winners from grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 to receive prizes. 


Friday, October 15 | 9 pm 


  • Entry must be original work. One entry per person. 

  • Entry must be 300 words or less. 

  • No weapons may be used in the story. 

Judging Criteria 

Entries will be judged on creativity and originality. Illustrations, punctuation, and grammar will not be included in judging criteria, but are creative and good editing practice! 

How to Enter 

Email the following to with Subject "Creepy Story Entry" 

  • your creepy story (or a photo of a hand-written version) 

  • author's name  

  • author's grade  

  • contact phone number 

  • contact email address 

  • contact mailing address (for prizes) 

All entries become the property of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and may be posted on the library’s website, social media, and/or the shory story kiosk. 


Winners will receive a gift certificate to The Cafe at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.