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What Matters to You? Only One More Week to Tell Your Story!

What Matters to You?  Only One More Week to Tell Your Story!

They are deliciously varied—funny, philosophical, whimsical, analytical, soulful, self-deprecating, wise—but all the essays submitted to date for our Believe Write Share project have this in common: they are open and honest expressions of the core values that guide our neighbors' daily lives. Read a selection of them here, and consider sharing your beliefs with us. Your 350-500 word essay (easy-peasy short!) may be featured on the library's website, and you may be invited to share it at a community reading in August.  

Intrigued? Dive into and enjoy our FAQs and fine print here. Biggest FAQ:  Deadline for submission is July 7!

Believe Write Share is based on This I Believe, an international organization that has broadcast on radio and published thousands of essays from the famous and the not-famous.  

"The goal is not to persuade Americans to agree on the same beliefs. Rather, the hope is to encourage people to begin the much more difficult task of developing respect for beliefs different from their own."  NPR