FROM READERS: 'Own the Night' teen photo contest winners announced

Saturday, August 18, 2012 | 7:23 p.m. CDT

Brandy Sanchez is a regional services librarian and DBRLTeen blog coordinator for Daniel Boone Regional Library.

As part of our “Own the Night” Teen Summer Reading Program, the library invited young adults to submit their own nighttime-inspired photographs. Contestants captured images of colorful sunsets, bursts of fireworks, and plenty of starlight. The library received a total of 22 entries, all of which can be viewed at

Coming up this fall, the library will host a flash-fiction contest for young adults. We are asking teens to submit their original spooky short stories in 250 words or less. All entries must include the phrase, "It came from the library." Winning stories and honorable mentions will be published on the library’s teen blog and winners will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card. Find contest rules and submission guidelines after Monday, September 10, at

Photo contest award winners:

Poisonous Stalker