iStock_000019107743XSmall-orangepenTransp.pngSummer Fest Short Story Contest

April 7 - May 7

Calling all Boise writers age 18+!  Boise Public Library is now accepting short story submissions of 2,500 words or less for the Summer Fest Short Story Contest.  Two winning entries will be featured as registration prizes for the adult summer reading program, placing your story in the hands of thousands of Boise Public Library cardholders.


  • Submission dates: April 7 - May 7
  • Submit your stories to
  • Stories must be previously unpublished
  • One entry per person
  • Submit your entry as an attached .doc, docx, or rtf
  • Please include your name, contact phone number and address.
  • Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced Wednesday, May 25. 
  • Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Rediscovered Books, plus bragging rights. 

For more information about the contest, contact


Notice of Boise Public Library Regular Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Boise Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:30 a.m. in the Marion Bingham Room at the Main Library located at 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho, 83702.

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above-noticed meeting should contact the Library Director no later than three days prior to the meeting in the administration office at 972-8258.

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Media Contact:
Linda Ugrin
Boise Public Library
(208) 972-8234


Holiday Closure

All locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day (observed).



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Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Director: Kevin Booe

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