Teen Writing Contest

Attention teen writers! The Fremont Public Library is hosting a teen writing contest!

January 2-February 28, 2019

Contest Rules:

  • Open to teens in grades 6-12.
  • Enter in one of three categories: Poetry, Short Story, or Essay/Memoir. (Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Submissions in the Poetry category can consist of 1 – 3 poems.)
  • All submissions should reflect the theme of FAMILY.
  • No school assignments.
  • Limit of 1 entry per person.
  • Submission period: January 2-February 28
  • Submissions will be judged by a panel of Fremont Librarians. A winner will be chosen for each category in 2 age groups: middle school (Grades 6-8) and high school (Grades 9-12) (6 winners total). Winners will be announced by the end of March and winning submissions will be featured on our website.

Enter online, using a link, here, starting January 2nd.


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Want to volunteer in the library?

Thank you for your interest in the Teen Volunteer program. The purpose of the Teen Volunteer program is to provide assistance to staff while also providing quality service to patrons, and work experience for teens.

If you are between 13-18 years old, and interested in volunteering, read the Teen Volunteer Policy and fill out the online Teen Volunteer application. After your application is submitted and reviewed by staff, you will be contacted with further instructions.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Young Adult Librarian, Christina Olson via email or phone at colson (at) fremontlibrary.org, 847-918-3212.


Need hours for NHS, NJHS, Confirmation or high school?

Need to do court ordered community service?

We do not offer that program here at the library. Please contact the Lake County Juvenile Service Program in Illinois at 847-377-7800. You can drop in or call for assistance. No appointment necessary!


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