How does it work? The dispensers distribute a randomly printed story from a catalog of thousands, covering a range of genres. Then, people can save their short stories, share them with family and friends or leave them in places for others to find. Also, keep the stories going by sharing photos, using #SetStoriesFree.
Richland Library is one of four libraries to receive Short Story Dispensers as part of Public Library Association’s (PLA) Fostering Creative Community Connections project. The other three libraries are:
- Akron-Summit County (OH) Public Library
- Free Library of Philadelphia (PA)
- Wichita (KS) Public Library
Currently, there are 150 Short Story Dispensers installed or about to be installed with a goal to promote reading, community engagement, library programs and services, and creative expression from diverse writers.
Stay tuned, Richland Library plans to release details in fall 2018 on how local writers can contribute to future content in the Short Story Dispensers.