The SCARY STORY CONTEST PROGRAM Kit was contributed to the Library as Incubator Project by Ann Cooksey, a Youth Services librarian for the Kenosha Public Library in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

I think that it helps kids realize that writing doesn’t have to be just for school.

Writing can be fun, and they can take the kinds of stories that they enjoy reading and write their own version.

– Ann Cooksey

Ann’s program template is free to share. If you have your own ideas on how this program could be expanded or tweaked to suit a specific audience, please share them with us in the comments section or via email to

Click to download the Scary Story Contest Program Kit.
Click to download the Scary Story Contest Guidelines and Entry Form.


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