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Scary Story Contest

Think you can scare a librarian? Try us!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 2023 Scary Story Contest!


1st – “Vane and Slim” by Elena W.

2nd – “The Little Pumpkin” by Alexis Z.


1st – “Ghost Camp” by Madison O.

2nd – “The Cute Brown Bear” by Charles D.


1st – Untitled Story by Grace L.

1st – “Bloodpetal” by Josie W.

2nd – “The Pledge” by Xayide J.

2nd – Untitled Story by Emma N.


1st – “By the Candlelight” by Justin F.

2nd – “Salem High School” by Sabrina S.


1st – “One Step Behind” by Joshua M.

2nd – “The Fox and the Werewolf” by Jorja H.


Security Public Library's Annual Scary Story Contest runs from October 1st to October 31st. Share your creepiest (or not-so-creepy) story with us and we'll pick our favorites. Winners across all grade and age levels, from Kindergarten to Adult, will be awarded $50 and $25 gift cards to Barnes and Noble. 

Drop your story off in-person at the library, mail it to us  (715 Aspen Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80911), or email it to us at the link below. Your entry MUST INCLUDE: name, address, phone number, and age or grade.

Email your story

Looking for a fright? Scroll down to read all the entries from past years. 

Security Public Library's Scary Story Contest house with bats