Writing a short story is no easy task. But that’s just what we’re asking you to do in our Flash Fiction Contest this summer. Writers of all ages can submit a short story of 1,000 words or less to our contest. We’ll give out prizes to winners in each age category and feature submissions in a short story collection at the Library.
We caught up with a few teen writers who are entering the contest to see what inspires them and what they’re writing about these days.
What’s the Pop-Up Library?
Children’s books, activities, costumes, games, crafts and more - all right at your door.
Why is it coming here?
We know it’s not easy for everyone to come to one of our three locations, so we’re bringing the Library to you - along with plenty of books, learning and fun!
We’re looking forward to a new look in kidsZone! Painting of the department is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 22. We’re very excited to have bright new colors that will be attractive to families and will freshen up the department.
Here’s the important information you need to know:
Libraries have always served as trusted community resources, known for being the best place to get the right information. At Schaumburg Library, we’re proud to carry on that tradition by giving our patrons access to correct information in a timely manner.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new website!
Our team has been working on giving you quicker access to essential information, while offering opportunities to discover new resources and services.
Some of our new features include:
A mobile-friendly site, so you can find what you need on your smartphone or tablet
A refreshed catalog with more relevant results and less clutter
Easier programming and events sign up with a more user-friendly interface
Turkish born Gerard Cakan embarked on his journey toward becoming a U.S. citizen when he moved to the Schaumburg area in March 2016 to marry his girlfriend of three years. He was at the Library reading a flyer on English as a Second Language classes when a librarian told him about the Conversation Club. Out of curiosity, he went over to where the group meets and immediately saw Helen Stewart, community engagement librarian.
High school senior Danielle Williams has been part of the Teen Writing Club for three years, nearly as long as author Penny Blubaugh has been leading it. Danielle’s passion for writing began in the fourth grade, but she couldn’t find a writing club during the years that followed…until her mom suggested the one that meets in Teen Place.