Evanston Public Library invites you to Create your own story @ your library and celebrate National Library Week April 10-16.  Share your own library experience story in six words. 

“Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once asked to write a story in six words,” said Jill Skwerski, who is coordinating EPL’s National Library Week effort.  Skwerski related that Hemingway’s response was: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ 

Inspired by the poignancy and brevity of this tale and in honor of National Library Week, Evanston Public Library is asking library patrons to say why they love the library – in 6 words.  

Some people already have done so, with submissions such as: 

  • Just ask. They know. Well done!
  • Books are weapons with nine lives.
  • I never know _What I’ll find. 

Submissions will be accepted via email to jskwerski@cityofevanston.org, or stop in the library and fill out a form at any service desk.  Stories will be posted around the library during the week of April 10-16. 

“Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories,” says Mary Johns, Library Director.  “Whether it is by opening a book and exploring distant lands, or by learning how to use new technologies to find a job, people at our library are creating new stories for themselves.” 

Libraries are places for new beginnings.  Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins. This National Library Week, April 10 – 16, join our nation’s libraries and librarians and Create your own story @ your library. 

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.   

For more information, visit the Evanston Public Library at 1703 Orrington and 2026 Central Street, call 847-448-8600 or 847-866-0330 or see the library’s web site at www.epl.org.