Created in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis Nation, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire.

Read large sections of this book online, or borrow it from the library!

Online animated, talking picture books, ebooks and audiobooks available for all ages.

Spooky story contest

Fall is our favourite time of year for all things spooky. Do you like telling ghost stories or writing witchy adventures? We want to read them! Children in Kindergarten - Grade 7 who live or attend school on the North Shore can enter our spooky story contest for a chance to win prizes and have their spooky story shared at City Library.

All entries are due Friday, Oct. 22 by 5 p.m.

SUBMIT YOUR STORY ONLINE or bring your story in person to the Children’s desk.


  • One winner will be chosen for each age group.
  • Each winning story will be published on the library’s website.
  • Each winner will also receive a $20 gift card to Kidsbooks.

Contest rules

  • Stories must be typed or written very clearly. Children who cannot or don’t know how to type or write clearly may dictate their story to an adult. Adults should do their best to type or write the story exactly as told by the child.
  • Stories must be original and written by the child entering the contest. We are not accepting adaptations, retellings or fan fiction.

Kindergarten – Grade 2:

  • 50 – 150 words (maximum)
  • Include 1 – 3 pictures (maximum)

Grades 3 – 5:

  • 150 – 250 words (maximum)
  • Include 1 – 2 pictures (maximum)

Grades 6 – 7:

  • 200 – 750 words (maximum)
  • Include 1 picture (maximum)

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