Cork City

Services and Programmes

At Cork City Libraries we value our Young Adult members. As well has providing a wide range of leisure reading for this age group we also support their educational needs with non-fiction material and access to our Reference and Local Studies Departments that are a must for any Leaving Certificate history student. The library provides a number of study places for students preparing for exams.

Teen Day has become a focal point of our World Book Fest every April. This event in developing each year and we always welcome feedback and input from young people in shaping the programme and the day.

Teen Short Story Competition 2016

Cork City Libraries celebrate the emerging writer by inviting teenagers aged 14-18 years to enter the Cork City Libraries’ Short Story Competition! There are no theme restrictions, and entries should be between 1000-4000 words. Those short-listed will receive a written critique of their work by local writer Kevin Doyle. The winner will be announced as part of World Book Festival during Teen Day on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, in the City Library, Grand Parade.  Each story should be accompanied by a cover sheet with the writer’s name, address, email address, telephone number, school address, title of piece and word count. A copy of the cover sheet can be found here Short Story Cover Sheet

 Shorlisted entries will be featured on our website.  Please ensure you retain a digital copy of your work for this purpose.                                       

Click on the link to find a list of FAQs answered by our judge Kevin Doyle    Short Story Competition