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3rd Annual Teen Story Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of Bridgman Public Library.

The Teen Story Contest returns for its third year. This year's theme is Love, whatever form love takes in your life or writing. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 in Bridgman, Lake Township, and Chikaming Township. Stories may be in any genre, but must adhere to the following guidelines: 

General Guidelines:

  • Must use the theme of love.
  • Must be between 500-1500 words.
  • Must be typed, double-spaced, and use a 12 point font.
  • To ensure blind judging, entrants name, grade and contact information must be listed only on a separate title sheet.
  • Must be an original work.
  • Must be written by one person.
  • Multiple entries are permitted.

Once again, participants will be able to take advantage of a private review session to hone their work. Request a review by emailing on or before February 21.

Submitting Your Story:

  • Email a copy of your story to with Story Contest in the subject line.
  • Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019.

Judging Criteria:

  • Creativity.
  • Proper use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Adherence to the theme.

Winning stories will be posted on the library's website and the door of the Friends Book Shoppe on March 8.

1st place ---  $300.00

2nd place --- $200.00

3rd place --- $100.00

For more information call Eden at 269-465-3663.

Pop-up Library @ RMS

First and third Tuesdays @ lunch time.

Library staff will visit F. C. Reed Middle School with a selection of materials for students to check out. Bring your library card!


Tween Book Club

Thursday, February 7th and March 7th (April meeting to be announced) from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Join the Bridgman Public Library's new book club just for tweens!

Our first book is the graphic novel version of A Wrinkle In Time.   

Look for the registration forms at RMS or the Bridgman Public Library, or download one here.

Deadline to register is January 11. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgman Public Library. Grade 6 through 8.

Winter Reading Bingo For Kids

December 22, 2018 through February 9, 2019

Can you fill your card before the snow melts? Win free books and more! For ages 2 and up.

Teen Advisory Board

2019 TAB meeting schedule.

January 19, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

February 9, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

March 9, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

April 13, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

May 11, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.