Want to show off your home library and write about the books you turn to during tough times? We invite you to write a short essay or poem for 805's “My  Home Library” blog that features people enjoying their home libraries during the Covid-19 pandemic.  We hope this blog series will help people show off their home libraries, find comfort in books, and feel a connection to the library during this difficult time.

Please note:

· Your home library is not limited to books- you can write about your movies, albums, video games, or your virtual library on your e-reader.

· Please include 1-5 photos of your library including close-ups of books. 

· Essays can be up to 400 words. Poems can be any length and style.


Writer’s Block? Write about:

· Your favorite book covers

· Your favorite lines from a book

· You favorite book in a series and why

· Books you received as gifts

· Books you keep meaning to read but never do

· Books that helped you during a tough time in your life

· What you’re reading now as you shelter in place


Publishing Terms

· Submitting does not guarantee publication.

· By submitting, you give us permission to publish your words, photos, and bio on 805’s website and social media as well as Manatee County Public Library System’s website and social media. Your own your words and photos and can repost them anywhere you’d like.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.