• Shelby County Public Library: Looking for a Good Book? Write one!

    Looking for a Good Book? Write one!

    Stories connect people to past, present, and possibilities for the future. The Velma Wortman Morristown Branch of the Shelby County Public Library invites all ages to create their own children’s story with illustrations for its next Story Walk book. Part of the library’s celebration of the worldwide National Novel Writing Month, this contest closes on Nov. 30, 2023.

    Have a story idea but can’t draw? Team up with a friend to create a children’s book of up to 30 pages. All ages are welcome to enter the contest. The winner’s story book will be featured at the library’s Story Walk on display in Morristown Community Park. Library staff will vote to select the winning creation.
    Need paper and art supplies? Stop at the Morristown Branch anytime to work with the library’s supplies. Librarians have selected sample children’s books to showcase different writing and illustration styles. They gladly will offer advice and support on story creation.
    Submit story books with illustrations to morristown@sscpl.lib.in.us or drop them off at the Morristown Branch at 127 E. Main St. The white-brick former bank building is easy to spot. Call the library with questions at 765-818-1718. Check out the library’s website at www.myshelbylibrary.org.
    Stop by the Story Walk to see the present book and imagine how a new story would look. The Morristown Park is located at 381 N. Morristown St. The Story Walk starts near the playground.

    Photo provided by The Shelbyville News

    Velma Wortman Morristown Branch library director Cat Robertson, using scooter, leads patrons through the Story Walk at Morristown Community Park this summer. The library has a contest this November seeking a locally created children’s story book with illustrations. Email or call for more info: morristown@sscpl.lib.in.us or 765-818-1718.