1001 Writing Prompts About Libraries

1001 Writing Prompts About Libraries

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As a writer, you’ve probably found libraries to be magical places because they can transport you to different worlds through the books in their care and allow you to discover new topics and ideas. 

But, have you ever considered using them as inspiration for a story? If not, you should reconsider, as this place has plenty of potential for any genre. Fantasy books like The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman and The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami are some well-known books about libraries.

Another book inspired by a library is Kasie West’s By Your Side—a young adult novel about teenagers who got locked inside a library. In West’s Goodreads account, she said she was inspired to write this book after a signing event in Provo Library, Utah. According to her, the library was empty as she and her friend were leaving, and they wondered how it would feel to be trapped there.    

If you are now convinced to write stories about libraries, here are writing prompts to inspire you:  

  • Write about your first time reading a erotic novel.
  • Everybody in the world became a vampire. Write a story about how the local library would cope with this disaster.
  • You are an editor for a book company and the most recent writer barely made any progress with his book so you are looking for a witty story out of the most random idea you can get.
  • A writer participates in an anonymous author book swap with a stranger at the library.
  • Write about a family who goes on a road trip to find a new library.
  • An anthology writer loses all of her unpublished manuscripts after her laptop is stolen.
  • Someone kidnaps your local librarian and holds them for ransom.
  • In the future all books are replaced with a digital version except for one library that is well hidden and guarded.
  • A quiet day at the library is interrupted when a glamorous movie star arrives.
  • Someone conceals a library book so that the group of people that borrow the item will owe something to the owner.
  • You visit a library and see a person inside you’ve never seen before.
  • The new librarians are robots.
  • There are no remaining libraries, so you go on a quest to find the last library.
  • Buy a new book, read it while you’re at the library.
  • What books does a librarian read in her free time?
  • Suicide is one of the lowest crimes, but ex-teacher sure think of a horrible way to commit it. His last crime is the worst and most terrifying yet, and write about why.
  • A library worker gets found out after embezzling some funds.
  • Catch a thief by creating a prison/jail for books.
  • Discovering a dusty book at the library, a character reads it out loud and learns a commoner’s story. What do they learn about what it was like to be poor in the Victorian age?
  • A librarian takes a wrong turn and finds a screaming box filled with monsters.
  • A superhero is wanted for breaking into a library.
  • Write about your friend who won’t stop complaining about how inconvenient the library is.
  • A teacher fails a student when he/she doesn’t finish a mandatory book report.
  • A home tutor gets his student entry to a top university over a summer break, using the local library only.
  • You are having a boring day until you discover your school is partially built on a library full of priceless books.
  • A student is punished for taking home library books against the library policy.
  • A library cat has a story on how he became a library cat.
  • This list of writing prompts about libraries is great for anyone who wants to write a descriptive essay about a library or just about school in general.
  • A woman goes back to the library to return one of her favourite books and rediscovers a love for reading.
  • The author goes back to a book release seen in his childhood, only to find a surprise.
  • Librarians decide to strike and protest for better working conditions.
  • You find that someone has left a book about your favorite character at the library.
  • What will you do if an army invades the library?
  • The librarians are planning to build a new library and they must overcome many obstacles in order to do so.
  • A travel show host is challenged to read the first book he or she sees on the shelves in one hour to win travel credits.
  • You decide to stay at the library during a natural disaster.
  • You cannot stop donating to the library.
  • A bookworm can’t go to sleep unless the local library has a late night reading session.
  • When you were young, the library always had books your parents wouldn’t let you read.
  • A cult starts out in a library.
  • A library has a riot.
  • You borrow a book from the library that turns out to be cursed.
  • An ancient book brought back from the past causes a hole in space and time, sending you into a different dimension as you read.
  • Write about going to a library for Valentine’s Day in another era.
  • A girl comes to realize she might be in love with the boy who checked out the book to her.
  • A perfectly normal man steps into a library and nobody sees him.
  • This is one of the most clever, funny and original articles you could have in your library.
  • Write about a blind date at the library.
  • After the library closes, two coworkers that haven’t seen each other in a while strike up a conversation while packing up items.
  • You discover the secret public access staircase at your local library.
  • A retired man devotes his last years to the librarians at his local library.
  • A preacher turns his whole church into one large library.
  • Your novel is shipped to the public library and immediately rented out
  • Two students have a fight with alternate endings at the library.
  • A quiet family dinner comes to an end when the son accidentally burns the house down. The surviving son writes a short blurb about this tragedy and it becomes public.
  • An entire town disappears and you find out they’re hidden in the library.
  • Explain how you found a book in the library.
  • Someone burns down a library. How would the local community react?
  • A secret society hides their information within books at a library.
  • She finds every single book related to a topic or hobby.
  • You discover a diary full of secrets on the night shift at the library.
  • The latest issue of your favorite newsletter came to your house today and missing the first half of it. You go to the library to pick up your missing copy before it’s gone forever. What happens when you find out that the local library doesn’t have it?
  • A group of people kidnap a young man and take him to a castle in the hopes to start a revolution after tearing apart all forms of media but one book. The captive reader is found by the book’s writer, and they are trapped together.
  • Write an article for BRB Library magazine.
  • A kid is bullied everyday at school.
  • A corrupt mayor tries to close the city’s library.
  • Tell us about your first library card.
  • A young girl is dared to enter a library at night.
  • A librarian who takes the job too literally.
  • Three friends create a secret place in the library to express themselves freely.
  • You have the chance to go to the library for free.
  • Video lessons replacing books and live teachers are the new trend in school libraries.
  • Write a short story that takes place in a futuristic library.
  • A kid with a very destructive power stumbles upon a library.
  • A character dreams about the library.
  • A writer discovers that a girl from her small town grew up to become a sensation.
  • You really need to check out that next library book.
  • A priest finds a strange book in the library’s collection that seems to react to him.
  • A woman’s husband dies and she is left all of his library when she sells it.
  • Write about a kid who finds an “answer” on the back of a book inside the local library.
  • Unlock the library’s treasure chest.
  • You want to borrow every book in the library, but can’t decide how you are going to get all of them back home.
  • Write about a child’s first trip to the library.
  • You hate the people who work at your local library.
  • Johannes Gutenberg introduces a new method of making books thanks to the latest printing press technology, now widely available at the Library.
  • A young boy is always getting in trouble so his parents take him to the library.
  • All your books have been stolen from the local library.
  • A book is vandalized at your library.
  • A young boy uses the library as his escape from reality.
  • You notice a strange noise coming from the library’s basement.
  • The library librarian is intent on closing down their library.
  • Write about a librarian meeting a famous author.
  • Write about a library that gets robbed.
  • One night, your family eats near a library. What does your family have to say about the library?
  • A library is a place that opens up someone’s life. Write about that.
  • A person who doesn’t like to read visits the library.
  • You open a bottle that holds a genie who tells you she will grant you one wish. You say “library card please”.
  • Various patrons ask for help finding their favorite books at the library.
  • Write about a reader battling a book.
  • A man becomes a hermit after being traumatized by the school librarian when he was a child.
  • Libraries are the only place where time is not moving.
  • A young student finds a book that has a special ability.
  • Write about two characters exchanging books at a library.
  • The world’s worst poet is putting on a poetry reading at your local library.
  • You need to write a book report on a specific book.
  • A bachelor is due to marry a woman he just met during a trip to a library.
  • It’s the summer before college and all the local teens have to do is work at the local library to earn their keep.
  • Write about getting a ticket to read and not having to return the book so you read it continuously.
  • While a child readies themselves to do homework they find an interesting book in the library they’ve never heard of. What genre is it?
  • Buildings are collapsing and you are trapped in a library and can’t leave.
  • A terrible storm brings down trees, power lines and telephone poles, as well as washing away homes. Even though damaged, the library remains open.
  • There is a zombie apocalypse going on outside the library while you are studying for the big test inside.
  • Write about your favorite book and how you fell in love with it.
  • Borrowed documents, borrowed friends, borrowed space and borrowed time are among the things libraries have to offer.
  • A couple breaks up during a book signing at the library.
  • Write about an unusual finding at the library.
  • Bibliophiles are stereotypical loners. Write about a bibliophile who falls in love.
  • At college, you find students studying in the library. Imagine how you’d help them to go beyond information within a book.
  • Write about buying a rare signed first edition book.
  • She delivers the money and has a conversation with the head librarian about the library and its future.
  • Write about a fight breaking out in the library.
  • Write about a man who deals in priceless books. However, his books are worth nothing because they are always stolen. What is his solution?
  • Write about something that the main character would actually need at the library.
  • Happy National Library Week from Walt Disney Animation Studios!
  • A theme for every day of the week at the library.
  • Explain what an animal says when it sees nobody in the library.
  • If you could meet the author of any book, would it be in the library or some other location?
  • Write about a man who goes to the library, but doesn’t return home.
  • A girl finds a magical book in a church.
  • You come across a library with a crazy person inside in the middle of the night.
  • Write about a library for vampires.
  • Someone’s pet has vanished from their house, but when they visit the library, they mistake the dog for a missing item in a book.
  • Write about a life hack you picked up from the library.
  • A rival nation threatens destruction if the library isn’t destroyed.
  • Write about a library card holder who cannot make it to the library because of being sick.
  • Write about a slow day at the library.
  • A heavy, mysterious presence lingers in the library.
  • Uncle Sam holds a book signing at the local library.
  • Your character finds an ancient book in the library and has to decide whether or not to read it.
  • Write about a library cat.
  • Your typical day at the library.
  • You visit the library for the first time. What do you find?
  • A high school boy feels guilty for sneaking out of his house and spends a day at the library.
  • You had plans with a friend and are dreading telling them about how you read every book in the library.
  • The library is so good, they run out of books.
  • What is a bizarre story you have heard about the library that has gone on?
  • A man wakes up in a library and can’t remember who he is and how he got there.
  • Write about sending books to the library.
  • A girl hears about a kind librarian who will let people borrow one book, for free.
  • Write about creepy characters you could find in a library.
  • A librarian is haunted by a former employee that was fired.
  • Horror story about a person who gets trapped in a library.
  • A person creates an alternate dimension in his local library.
  • While staying up late one night studying for the college entrance exams a young boy stumbles upon a demon of knowledge.
  • Introduction to the history of libraries.
  • You’re the librarian during a zombie apocalypse.
  • Write about the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of a character that has been hiding in a library for 500 days.
  • How would you react if the library had been leveled 12 times with a steam roller?
  • A man leaves a legendary book in the local library. Now, the library director has 72 hours to find it.
  • A librarian’s dog shows hidden qualities
  • Think of a scenario that prompts you to write about a lost book.
  • You are temporarily paralyzed and must rely on the librarian to guide you through the collection.
  • All the funny stories you’ve heard about libraries happen in a new town.
  • Write about the summers when you were a child working tirelessly at the local library.
  • Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman becomes the Blue Man Group writer for the local library.
  • A young girl is told by her friends not to tell her secret.
  • Write about your favorite childhood library book.
  • A person derives joy at the local library from a terrible event.
  • A local library gets robbed and word spreads that a child is missing. Fortunately, the media is finally interested in the event because the robber left his shoe behind at the crime scene.
  • Write about a person who works at your local library.
  • A school punishment involves her librarian pulling a book off a shelf at random.
  • There is flooding in downtown New York, so everyone takes shelter in the library.
  • A paranormal scare at a public library adds thrills to the work of librarians.
  • Write about an upcoming demonstration within your library.
  • Write the story of how you got your library card.
  • The local library is closing down.
  • Write about the new multimedia branch of a rural library.
  • Your main character visits a library for the first time.
  • You just got a job at the local library.
  • You just bought an hour at work on a notebook computer at the library. Write about what you’ll do with it.
  • You decide to write a story about a visiting interstellar spacecraft that lands in your local library.
  • An academic in high school steals their rival’s research and presents it as their own.
  • Two grad students are hired to figure out why a lot of children have gone missing. It turns out the culprit is the local library.
  • Write about a librarian who went crazy and started killing people.
  • You just received a special book from a very special someone.
  • A new basement is being built for an old library.
  • Write about a typical day at the local library.
  • A homeless man argues he has the right to remain at the library.
  • A famous author comes into your local library and offers to sign your favorite book.
  • A blogger interviews a librarian.
  • Write a story about catching a thief who took something.
  • A library that’s famous for its books on murders.
  • A man comes to the library because he wants to contemplate the meaning of life.
  • Your character inherits a mansion that is full of rare books and specialty books/items from a relative you never heard of before.
  • Someone decided to burn the local library down, but it did not burn as they planned.
  • Write about a night at the library.
  • The library later decides to tear down the library and build a shopping mall.
  • You use a library book to escape a sudden attack.
  • Libraries offer free books and literature. Plus, people go there to borrow books or find entertainment for free. !!!!!!!!!
  • A teen girl has to become a library helper, but she’s not happy about it.
  • You write a love story about two librarians.
  • Someone builds a library in the middle of nowhere.
  • Day 2 – Something Creepy to Consider
  • Write about a kid that learns how to play the violin in the library.
  • A young woman moves to a small town and ends up running the local county library.
  • Knock, knock.
  • A county fair composed of booths to test your general knowledge.
  • You had a horrible experience at the library… Write about it!
  • Write about a family who cannot get enough film at the local library.
  • You meet a famous author at a book signing.
  • A machine has been given the power to create perfect copies of the things it scans. It got confused with its new found power and started scanning famous books and artwork.
  • It’s the last day at the library after being open for several years. Everyone in the town is sad to see it close and the children are too young to remember what it was like before the library opened.
  • This is a series of writing prompts about insanity.
  • It is the end of the world and you are in the local library when she explodes. Please list your own prompts and contributions to the inspiration list in the comments section below.
  • Your friend got your love interest to go on a double date to the library on a Saturday.
  • A hot air balloon gets stuck in the library’s skylight.
  • A university refuses a writer a degree because they cannot find the lost manuscript for his thesis among his personal library.
  • A woman gives up her house for a library.
  • Write about how a mother relates to her son by reading to him at the library.
  • Someone finds out that you have a library fine. Then you write about paying the fine.
  • You can have a year’s worth of books for only $1.00 a day at the local library.
  • What would happen at the local library if cell phone signals were turned off for a week?
  • Write about a paper boy’s job at the library.
  • A cop spends all night in a library on stakeout–with unexpected results.
  • A librarian at a local library just wants everyone to be quiet.
  • A man dressed in leather is banned from the library for spreading a strange disease.
  • You have an important book that you need help with at the library.
  • After spending two summers working at a public library she really wants to visit a private library.
  • While researching, a librarian found the largest library you’ve ever seen.
  • A brutal murder is found at a library and police dogs are sniffing for the perpetrator.
  • The worst librarian ever comes to a library.
  • Your writing partner asks you to write about a blonde he knew.
  • Write about what happens when a homeless person walks into a library for the first time and decides to stay.
  • Write about a monster called a “book napper” that steals books from libraries.
  • Write about a day in the life of a librarian.
  • A woman disgruntled over her lack of reading experience visits her local library.
  • The jungle calls a person and they go to the library to find a book to learn more about the jungle.
  • An out of work writer gets a job at the library.
  • A male teacher asks his female student for advice about what book to read next.
  • A family of four goes to the library and cannot agree on anything, so they split into two different libraries.
  • A book rental business is opened by a man in a college library.
  • Write about a rainy morning where you didn’t mind staying in the library.
  • You begin receiving letters from strangers for a cause you never knew existed.
  • A man visits the library for the first time.
  • Write about a daring young boy who breaks a library rule.
  • Write about a day in the life of the library.
  • A blogger tears apart a local library branch and all of the great things they do.
  • A man goes on a quest to the faires for answers. He finds just what he’s looking for in an old local library.
  • You get weekly detention at school and you have to spend the hours reading the entire series of a book.
  • You wrote a novel you want to share with the world and posted the book in the local library where it caught the attention of the mayor.
  • Write a short story in which an elderly woman “shoots” college students out of the library.
  • Enter the caverns of the library and scavenge for their unique items and rare collections.
  • A sci-fi author decides to donate all of his books to the local library.
  • Write a story showcasing a librarian that loves books.
  • A family tries to play a practical joke on their daughter by locking her in the library at night.
  • A man finds his soulmate at the library.
  • Your son gets in trouble at school for wanting to read every book in the children’s section.
  • An incestuous uncle is found to have free browsing rights at the local library.
  • You catch a mysterious illness where everything you read becomes real.
  • Someone important library cards were stolen.
  • A writer is forced by their publisher to donate their first five books to the library.
  • A man at the library accidentally discovers his true love with the help of a computer.
  • Write about a memory using only a 7 letter word.
  • Write about a disastrous date at a library.
  • Someone opens a time portal and lets us explore libraries of past, present, and future.
  • Write about a person’s experience upon entering the library.
  • A drunk man looking for a bathroom ends up somewhere he should not be.
  • Write about a library that’s haunted by the phantom of the person who donated the money to build it.
  • A war veteran suffering from PTSD begins to go to a special library group.
  • A pop star releases his own book at the library.
  • What if there was a library where you could send an email to an address and have a real book mailed to your house.
  • A group of friends are thrown into the deepest prison in the world and they find a book that begins to tell the story about a real place and people.
  • Write about a local library locking up its books.
  • Write about a bookworm who wants to meet the author of a certain book.
  • Malice knew someone wished they were in the library and dragged her back to remove the wayward.
  • You are a writer and the librarian thinks your book isn’t up to snuff and won’t order it.
  • A library mouse steals a book.
  • The local library is having a yard sale, and you’re just about to leave until you find it…the first edition of your book.
  • Workers at the library get raging drunk and blame their hangovers on paranormal events. A teenager is haunted by old library books.
  • While snowing, write about the unwelcoming feelings you had when you arrived at the library, or write a snowflake poem.
  • Write about a librarian that seems to have their missing items turned up in the strangest of places.
  • The former librarian is your new roommate.
  • Write about what happens if you don’t pay your library due.
  • Grab a pen and paper and write a fictional story about one of your past childhood memories that happened in a library.
  • A man drowns in a vortex, but comes in to land in his public library.
  • Write about the last book you checked out from the library.
  • A young student borrows a book and fails to return it. This keeps happening on a weekly basis. What happens?
  • A young woman gets stuck inside a book she just checked out from the library. She must find her way out.
  • You go to the library but can’t decide what you should read. A librarian convinces you to read Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
  • The sequel to your first published work is tragically lost within the library.
  • The local library book return takes you two minutes at the most to use.
  • Someone prepares a video collection of all the coolest librarians they can find.
  • Highlighting a word results in some strange changes to a kid’s life.
  • Sneak into the public library at night and write about what you see.
  • Your character explores a tree-lined path to a bookshelf near the back of the library where the school library media specialist is waiting for him.
  • Write about a library that stays mostly empty, and tries to persuade others to visit.
  • At a large library, the librarian says “I’ll take care of that for you” when she hands out worksheets.
  • Your favorite character from a book breaks into your house and begs you for forgiveness.
  • Write about your favorite subject, book, author, character, time or place.
  • A person goes back to school and gets her library degree this time.
  • Your town’s “terrible-twos” come in to say thanks for the Moms-and-Buds time they enjoyed at the library.
  • A loser decides to prove himself by taking over the local library.
  • You discover an old letter in the family attic with the only instructions to burn it, but when you do you find yourself transported to the library.
  • A new library demolishes a toy factory.
  • Underneath the streets of Manhattan runs a series of vast libraries.
  • A Chinese student goes to the library to read the native Chinese books only to find out his library only carries encyclopedias and dictionaries.
  • The groundskeeper grows an unusual plant in the local library.
  • A man writes a book that proves why hard work is better than a library.
  • A two year-old child is handed an unknown book and names it as her own.
  • A gruesome murder takes place inside the library.
  • Write about an encounter you had at the library.
  • You’re researching your favorite subject and your internet connection keeps dying.
  • Write about a library that is haunted.
  • Christmas brought your mom a new encyclopedia!
  • The end of the world is near and only the library’s knowledge can save humanity from extinction.
  • The two main characters battle each other using library books.
  • A puppet that is very popular among children tells a secret to a librarian.
  • A librarian accidentally deletes a novel off the internet.
  • Write about confronting a difficult situation that you were happy to get through.
  • Someone leaves a local library in shambles.
  • You wrote two letters to the local library only to find out that your letters get rejected.
  • The little old library returned, the one that replaced your beloved childhood library.
  • A survey infects a town with an unknown virus. When people enter the library, the virus starts killing them.
  • The local library sponsors an infrequent live play.
  • A mother comes home to find strange people at her house.
  • A young student is sent to his first day of school at a prestigious university.
  • A virus or war is ravishing your city. You decide to hunker down in the library because it is well fortified.
  • You set up a stand at your local library hoping to sell a book you wrote.
  • A high school student has a very bad day.
  • An earthquake hits the local library forcing it to close.
  • A group of friends throw a library party.
  • You plan a surprise birthday party for your friend by decorating her favorite library.
  • Write a scene where a group of people try to hide from a killer in a library.
  • A boy becomes obsessed with the occult and researches it at his local library.
  • A Girl wants online writing help and finds a magical online library that takes her back to medieval times
  • Another young girl gets lost within the confines of the library, but this time it isn’t scary.
  • A troll lives under the library and threatens small children. Eventually the children rally together and push the troll out of the library.
  • You are given the opportunity to spend 8 hours locked in a haunted local library.
  • Write about a night when the power was out and how cozying up with a good book saved the day.
  • Write a letter to your local newspaper about the first time you read a book.
  • Write about a love story to a library.
  • Have toddlers with supersonic hearing gain control of the main computer.
  • Your principal suspends your student group unless you go scavenger hunting at the library.
  • A library employee discovers her co-workers are engaging in acts of espionage and revenge.
  • Halloween party at the local library!
  • A library sorts its patrons by popularity and fines those least popular to ensure a diverse collection.
  • The local library used to be a church.
  • You wrote a paper only to find out it was thought to be vandalism.
  • The librarian is furious when it is discovered that he had bought a pirated book collection.
  • The library is hidden to the rest of the world behind a magic portal.
  • Supernatural forces possessed the book at the public library you are visiting now.
  • Librarians are rock stars now. Write about the craziness.
  • A young girl takes her favorite book home instead of returning it to the library because she doesn’t want anyone else reading it too.
  • Librarians are trying to collect and archive every book ever released.
  • A tragic accident happens at the library.
  • Your local library is the subject of a show on the Travel channel. Write about this event.
  • One of your favorite books that you brought from home just disappears from your possession.
  • A local crazy brings an ancient artifact to the library.
  • Write a scene about a breakthrough relationship between librarians and patrons.
  • A woman finds a book which takes her from Earth to an entirely new plane of existence.
  • The librarian is about to throw away thousands of priceless old books or documents which could be used as history buffs.
  • Write about a librarian who has Tourettes.
  • It’s your birthday and you’ve won a special library card.
  • There is a book within the library that tries to take over the world.
  • A library employee lives out their fantasy of being a famous author.
  • You are sort of a “library animal,” in which you love being close to books. Your special talent might be…
  • Write about a fictional character with an instinctive love for the library experience.
  • A robot falls in love with his female librarian charge.
  • Basically self-explanatory. It should go without saying that you should be able to make an original fic out of these.
  • A new dating app is taking place in the library.
  • What happens when Joan Jett takes over the library?
  • Have an adventure with some books.
  • Write about the night you stay up late in the library until it’s closed then realize you locked yourself in.
  • Write about forgotten books at the library.
  • Write about a magical carpet that leads one person into a different world.
  • What typical habits do you have at the library?
  • Librarians brew up the perfect cup of tea.
  • Angry patrons burn down the local library.
  • The local middle school is set to shut down, so the high school kids take matters into their own hands to save it.
  • Library book return just became fun so change it up and make it hard.
  • Someone calls and tells you to bring the children out of the library right away.
  • Someone breaks into your apartment, but all they steal is your books.
  • Write about a visitor from another dimension entering the library.
  • An author returns to their hometown to speak at the opening of a new public library.
  • A girl runs away and gains shelter within the library.
  • Write about someone who feels that bringing overdue library books back is heroic.
  • Write about a reader that’s a zombie and the thought of being eaten makes them read faster.
  • An international library competition was held in your town.
  • You get a text from a friend who works at the local library asking you to stop by and help her out.
  • Somebody opens up an after-hours video game arcade at a library.
  • A local library is partnering with the local community to create a solution to a major problem in the community.
  • Write about the local library’s futuristic plans for the year 2048.
  • A collection of writings by famed authors were found at the library.
  • A father takes his daughter to the library.
  • The police raid your local library, searching for a well-known fugitive.
  • You visit your local library and the librarian believes you are the next J. K Rowling.
  • A teenage bookworm decides she is going to be the first person in line when the library opens.
  • Write about a person who hates reading, but keeps coming back to the library over and over again.
  • A library is wrecked by storms and leaks.
  • A politician who is pushing for reduced funding claims that libraries are no longer useful in the modern digital age.
  • A group of thieves plan a heist targeting a library which is designed to look like a bank.
  • The main character is at the library and is ‘going on’ Tinder for the first time.
  • Write about a library janitor who receives a mysterious package.
  • When you’re bored and stuck in a library, what do you do?
  • A book gets lost in the library and a janitor ends up the person who returns it.
  • A character notices the smell of freshly cooked bacon while she is at the library.
  • Everything is alright with the world after leaving the library.
  • And the penicillin, how did he get it? Through a library.
  • Three girls try to clear their suspect list by exploring disappearing people.
  • The government needs to shut down all libraries in the country to stop the spread of a contagious disease.
  • A writer finds the inspiration to write her next novel inside the Young Adult section.
  • You just found your name within the pages of a library book.
  • Two opposing groups show up at the local library for a debate, one ends up ruining one of the books in the library.
  • You reunite at the local library with your long lost childhood friend.
  • Children experience a sorting hat about what jobs they would be suitable for, e.g. janitor, librarian, salesperson.
  • Write about why libraries are important to you.
  • Write about your first huge crush at the local library, despite all the awkward situations you could have walked into.
  • A library is under attack from a serial killer.
  • Your local library was about to shut down until the magic library fairy sprinkle pixie dust.
  • Your computer breaks and you decide to utilize the library’s free internet resources.
  • Someone confiscated your copy of Fifty Shades of Grey and replaced it with Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can’t tell them because then you’ll never learn what happened to Christian Grey.
  • A girl discovers a chest of gold coins inside the library.
  • A town battles against a big book burning.
  • You have one hour to finalize a valedictorian speech at the local library.
  • Write about an abandoned library.
  • Blind dates at the library.
  • Write two short sentences on the same topic. Use the first sentence as the title and write the second sentence as the story.
  • The words “sorry this volume is offline” are stamped on the sleeve of almost every book in a library.
  • Write about a special moment someone had at the library with his or her pet.
  • On your way to work, the bus stops while the driver picks up his daughter from elementary school. He’s an elementary school librarian.
  • Have you ever accidentally fantasized about getting in trouble with the local librarian.
  • Your library remodels its bathrooms to resemble special rooms inside the library from a book you loved as a child.
  • Groundskeepers discover the perfect location for a secret underground library.
  • A girl trips in the library and sprawls out books all over the place.
  • A family is found dead in the local library.
  • A child prodigy makes a lot of mistakes while he studies at the library.
  • A very vivid dream that takes place beneath the library.
  • A patron is fighting against overdue fees and gets arrested.
  • An extremely intelligent alpaca is hired to replace a university librarian to run the library.
  • The value of a rare book collection at the local library is growing steadily.
  • A new, more efficient library system is put into place, just as the local library closes its doors for the final time.  After days of camping, a fierce storm forces everyone to gather inside the library as a temporary shelter.
  • Entrepreneurs invest in libraries and run them privately.
  • An elderly lady struggles to donate a book library.
  • Writing a long email? Complete it while at the library.
  • As part of a school project, write about a time you visited the library.
  • Write about a child who calls the library to report a problem and ends up in trouble with his/her parents when they come home.
  • You save the world with the power of the red books at the library.
  • Write about reading at the library.
  • A library goes into space to find undiscovered worlds full of lost knowledge.
  • The place you hang out most with your friends is the library but you never check out a book.
  • Describe growing up in a library.
  • A small fortune is lost within the maze of a library.
  • A new book  hypothesizes that the public library was the center of media.
  • A journalism student becomes obsessed with tracking down the library ghost.
  • Libraries are being threatened by fewer patrons. How can libraries ease the loss
  • A woman realizes what accesses happened to her during the night after the last time she was at the public library.
  • Write about an architect who is designing the new library.
  • Your copy of the Necronomicon has just been stolen from the library.
  • You are told to return all of the books that you have borrowed from the library.
  • You somehow ended up as an employee of a library.
  • Write about a librarian dancing on the rooftop of a library.
  • Someone wants to get into shape so he goes to the library daily to exercise on the stair master.
  • Write about a fight that breaks out in the library.
  • Write about an entertaining afternoon watching TV in the library.
  • A close friend asks to spend the night
  • Think of the best section at your local library and write an essay about it.
  • You find a book with a note written inside entrusting you to guard it at all costs!
  • The librarian of your local library outdoes Judge Judy.
  • Write about your favorite place to read a book.
  • Write about a phantom that haunts a library.
  • A person talks about getting his first job in the library.
  • Write about your favorite or least favorite public library.
  • The library floor is being power washed and this results in a magical effect.
  • Write a story about what the top of the bestseller shelf looks like at your library
  • Write about a girl named Lyrical who lives in a library.
  • A well-known author disappears but then reappears one day in the library, launching a special reading event.
  • A security camera captures the odd library activities of a librarian.
  • Write about a mysterious collection and the world’s best detectives refusing to give up the search.
  • A recent library graduate is hired as a librarian.
  • A landlord forbids his tenants from making noise in or around the area ever again.
  • Write about the librarian who decides to quit on Friday.
  • What happens when an author writes a new book?
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl takes you to her favorite library for the literary etymology of her favorite book.
  • The librarians held some strange book-related festival one year for fun.
  • Writing a love story between people who have never been to a library.
  • All of them are large, beautifully bound, leather-bound books. Write about the most interesting one you find.
  • A very popular book is continuously checked out. Write a story about that book in a different genre, like it was written before it was made into a movie.
  • You accidentally damage a rare book at the library.
  • A young boy learns how the real world operates while reading books at the library in his underprivileged neighborhood.
  • A person loses a library card and is forced to recover it in order to not get thrown in jail.
  • A writer steals and burns the entire library’s collection.
  • A group of friends write their own horror story in a haunted local library.
  • You just bought a really old book at the antique store around the corner and want to show it off.
  • Literature and love story. Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes the story of Elvis Presley.
  • You are the librarian at a school for monsters. Write up an encounter between a librarian and a monster student.
  • Write about what your last day working at a library was like.
  • Write about struggling to find a book.
  • An insane professor has kidnapped someone at the local library.
  • You need to create a poetry about a library
  • A Writer has three weeks to write his book but must contend with others wanting to use the library.
  • A crazed man goes on a shooting spree at the library. He only targets librarians and readers.
  • She performs a strange ritual with books.
  • Write about a time someone gave you some advice that you’ll never forget.
  • A knight stumbles upon a sleeping dragon and discovers a book that makes him fall asleep and the dragon curious.
  • You find a parrot who has a book related secret.
  • Writer’s block has been destroying your creativity. One day, you asked another writer how she dealt with writer’s block. She told you, “Everyone needs a little library magic every now and then.” At that moment, you knew that you needed to seek out the Library Magic.
  • A midnight bookcase contains only copies of a single book.
  • The most read books in a library are about traveling.
  • Someone burned all your books and you had to make a shopping list at the library.
  • What would happen if a library added something obscene to the rare-book collection?
  • A mother is invited to speak at the library because her movie is made based on one of the books.
  • A rich entrepreneur wants to donate $10,000,000 to restore your least favorite library. Be creative, what could you wish for?
  • Your friend asks you if you’ll show him the way to the library but instead when you get there you are on the run from a member of the mafia wanting to get the same book.
  • A group of friends takes a road trip out in the country to a local library.
  • Write about the last book you ever finished reading or write about how you’ll never read a specific book.
  • Write about a narrator obsessed with libraries.
  • After a nuclear disaster, millions of books have been destroyed. You find a survival manual that gives you the skills needed to read books written before the disaster.
  • A librarian tries to fix the problems within the library.
  • You’re going to the library to study but you haven’t found a good spot.
  • Every book you want to buy has a seven week waiting list at the library.
  • During a solar storm, library books become animated.
  • The library is hosting a special event today, are you going to attend?  If so, why?
  • A writer receives a nefarious message from the local library demanding he donate all of his writing.
  • Give an example of a book that you’d be very careful to date.
  • A religious man donates his entire library to the local library.
  • A local writer is attending a book signing at the library. You decide to join in.
  • What if there was a book that could tell you the absolute truth about everything in the world? The only catch is, nobody has ever read beyond the first word of the first page.
  • Write about a day that went wrong!
  • A guy returns a book to a book drop to find a letter with story ideas. The letter starts every book he’s ever read.
  • A local library is closing for good.
  • Write about the worst library ever.
  • Have you ever gone to the library and seen an unsettling or perhaps scary librarian?
  • Everybody is leaving town so a man leaves the last known book in his house as a thank you note to the public libraries worldwide.
  • A child learns to write by spending time in the library with his mom.
  • A huge earthquake hits an area leaving all the libraries in ruins.
  • You meet a librarian for the first time.
  • An inmate breaks out of prison and decides to hide in the library.
  • You return home from school by stopping at your local library.
  • Write about a time you told someone a secret at the library.
  • Two public libraries start a war over a collection of books.
  • The world gets flooded, destroying all books. You must get them to safety.
  • A group of teens enter a haunted library and decide to stay during the night.
  • A CEO dies and leaves his entire estate to a local library.
  • Your drunk friend borrows a book about topics that relate to your profession, then gets it all mixed up.
  • A book uproar at a library while patrons are fighting over a particular book.
  • Learn new things at university from fictional librarians.
  • Research about a children’s book and write a report.
  • The life of your favorite librarian has been made into a movie.
  • Investigate an old library rumoured to be haunted.
  • The library is about to be put up for sale. Do you stop them from being turned into condos or do you start buying the condos up?
  • A little girl learns about libraries from her mother.
  • A librarian finds themselves in crossfire when opposing superheroes clash at the library.
  • Attempt a fast in a library.
  • Demonstrate one or more tips for studying more efficiently at the library.
  • You and your significant other finally had an argument in a library.
  • In any well-known story, rewrite the parts of imagination as a true life story.
  • The fastest book in the library travels faster than the speed of light.
  • Success remains a mystery in the city until a person from a neighboring state visits the library and sees all of the young entrepreneurs utilizing the library’s resources to bring their ideas to life.
  • Somebody vandalized the library forever and you have one night to recover everything.
  • A tween with no friends finds solace in a library.
  • Write about a person getting lost in a library forever long after closing time. A famous author has his epiphany there.
  • A man learns about oxygen for the first time while visiting the public library.
  • An organization of ne’er-do-wells decides to stick their noses into the local library.
  • An enemy stalks you when you’re at the library alone.
  • After moving to a new town, you are excited to discover a library nearby.
  • Write about an author or a character who writes.
  • You decide the library should close for good.
  • You see a small child reading a book right before an important exam.
  • Find a unique activity to do in your library.
  • A vampire haunts the local library.
  • To cut expenses, a library destroys all the books in its young adult collection.
  • A librarian is obsessed with her job to the point that it ruins her life.
  • A group of children find out secrets about the library they grew up in.
  • Write about something out of the ordinary being discovered at the local library.
  • A person turns one page of a library’s encyclopedia, and comes across something shocking. An argument between a short-story writer and a novelist takes place in the library. The story writer’s goal is to keep on writing as many short stories as she can even if all of them are rejected or edited poorly. A poet writes the poem of a lifetime within a library right before closing.
  • An actor is late for a shoot, so he runs into the local library and pretends to be the librarian.
  • All the wonderful stories a mother tells her children about their great-grandmother.
  • Did you finish writing your essay for school? Write about your trip to the library to check it in!
  • You attend the grand opening of a brand new library. But what you find inside will terrify you.
  • Write about the last book you check out of the library.
  • Write about a student who finds a book but has no money for fines.
  • During a very special night, a couple of young ladies break into the library to find a particular book.
  • A mafioso threatens to plant a bomb in the local library if they don’t hand-over a copy of the Bible.
  • Books at a local library are being hidden from the librarian.
  • Your family moves into a new home that turns out to be a grand library.
  • Your good friend has been avoiding the library. You realize why when you visit.
  • You discover a mysterious book inside the library that can teleport you anywhere in the world.
  • A magic-user could kill an enemy with a single word! However, that word must be from a book contained in a library. A daring theft will get the spell book needed.
  • Write about a man buying thousands of books at a local bookstore.
  • A woman has locked herself out of her office, but there’s a library card in her wallet that she…
  • Write about a suicide booth in a library. It has been foreseen that it will reduce the number of suicides.
  • The library staff organized a blood drive.
  • An asteroid crashes into a library and destroys it.
  • Write about a mysterious person you meet at a library.
  • The last library in the world is burning. You run into the library grabbing as many books as possible and run out. The fire stings your eyes and you must decide which books are most important to saving.
  • Explain why library hours should be extended in your community.
  • Write about a moment that changed you for ever afterward, in a public library.
  • Visit a library she doesn’t know.
  • At your local library, the most popular book is how to teach English as a foreign language.
  • A man dies and leaves behind three books.
  • Write about the setting you find ideal for a love story.
  • Write about a party at a library. What is the strangest occurrence?
  • You put the finishing touches on a new novel/short story/poem when your laptop gets soaked in the rain, leaving you catatonic until the bookstore around the corner can finish drying it out.
  • Your main character brings a date to a library.
  • Write about your pet’s nightmare about the Zoo.
  • All library workers quit their jobs and everything is destroyed.
  • Write about teaching patrons how to use the online catalog.
  • You take a trip around the world to visit every library.
  • The library starts offering the most realistic alternate reality game.
  • Write about life inside a library.
  • Libraries are almost extinct due to the threat of technology.
  • Write about the relationship between a library worker and a librarian.
  • Write about a disaster happening in your local library.
  • Good luck with your first writing prompts!
  • You are given a book with unlimited powers but you can only confront one person about their biggest regret.
  • Your mom gives you a warning not to get books stuck in your head, but you do.
  • An old woman treks to the local library every day to make sure her granddaughter doesn’t ship out to war.
  • Write about your heart breaking when you lose your library card.
  • You go to the library to ask for help on a certain book only to find that the librarian is part of a secret cabal and they try to kill you.
  • Write about someone having a difficult time reading.
  • A library disappears in front of your own eyes.
  • A library made entirely of human skin with each book tattooed on to that skin.
  • While shopping at the supermarket, you meet your favourite author and ask him/her to autograph your book.
  • A boy transfers schools and is not happy when he learns that his new school does not have a library.
  • A person buys a book from a library stand for a dollar or a penny.
  • Mother Nature makes it storm perpetually in your library.
  • A researcher tries to solve riddles about the library that belong in a fictional work of fiction.
  • The first paragraph needs to have a sensational hook to grab the agent’s, or editor’s, interest. If you can not write a great hook, write your pitch in the next paragraph.
  • A book series gets cancelled by the publisher and now a librarian has to decide how to dispose of the series.
  • A library has evolved to such an extent that they have become living organisms.
  • The sidekick returns with a way to stop the villain. The hero addresses him as “Sidekick.”
  • Write about a successful writing group at the library.
  • An old woman berates her son for not eating properly and has the read to him every night.
  • Delve into the life of a librarian before technology took over.
  • A mysterious book has been stolen from the library… but you know who did it.
  • A police officer finds a book within the local library which changes his life forever.
  • Write about what happens when you discover you can visit parallel universes from your local library.
  • You borrow a known book and find something in the details of the book that was not listed on the inside cover page.
  • A writer goes to a library to research a story and ends up witnessing something extraordinary.
  • Write about a free book from the library that changes your life.
  • The librarian you love and admire is put on trial for experimentation.
  • A teenager visits the library every day and writes their own adventures.
  • Recommend a book to a homeless person.
  • In the library’s attic, you find a box filled with nothing but postcards from the Grand Canyon.
  • A group of amateur witches meets in the local library to cast their spells.
  • A new branch of the library is built in your community.
  • Someone leaves a detective novel in the bathroom of the library.
  • You find a manuscript that might make a good book, if you search the library for reference materials on how to publish.
  • You are about to graduate from college and first realize that there is a lot more to learn.
  • There’s a deadly virus that only affects hundreds who have very unique T-cell structures in their blood. Write about a library where the last surviving ones have congregated to save themselves.
  • Finish the story about the girl with the dog at the library.
  • Write a short story about a book that is in your favorite genre but does not fall into the definition of the genre.
  • A woman goes temporarily insane and is in a state of catatonia. She is placed in a library where visitors are required to sing songs to her.
  • A bunch of students go streaking and end up at the library – what funny consequences could entail?
  • At the library because they have an issue that not even the librarian can figure out.
  • A newly divorced lady empties out her ex-husband’s belongings at the library.
  • You borrow books from bookshelves that aren’t your own and then lose the books.
  • You’re the librarian in charge of organizing a reading program for a summer camp.
  • A woman lives at the local library and decides to start a book club.
  • A bunch of women who used to work for the same company decide to hold a reunion at the local library.
  • A kid finds his favorite book at the library — a book he doesn’t want anyone else to know he read.
  • What would happen if the local library burnt down? What will the protagonist do about this?
  • Your next book gets published at the local library after it was approved by a local writer.
  • The richest man in the world walks into a Bank. They ask who is the beneficiary of the bank and they reply “the public library.” What would happen when they see a man dropping out of a library window?
  • Trying to find the local library, ends up in a location which was never there.
  • Write about love letters you’ve written to places or people you love.
  • Find five unexpected things about the library.
  • Write about a time when an author visited your local library.
  • A magical amulet that brings every reader an experience in their dreams.
  • You are given a choice to write a book or take on an extended library card fee at a public library.
  • A library makes secluded booths available for noise making only.
  • Secret societies have a special section on the third floor.
  • A man wants to borrow a book about who Shakespeare really was.
  • Someone steals all of the books from a library.
  • Your birthday wish is for someone to take you to the library to get a library card.
  • Write about a ritual performed in a library.
  • You and several friends are sticking up for your local library.
  • Write a story about meeting someone interesting at the library.
  • The library buys one million of the book if you write a story contest about the book.
  • You are the only member of your fantasy book club and you have one year to read the most books you can.
  • The newest book on witchcraft is made available at the local library.
  • Your school was replaced by a brand new one with a librarian that is about to change your life.
  • Your creative project of putting a small museum within a library gets approved by the government.
  • After you know the ending of a book you’re reading at the library you excuse yourself without closing the book.
  • Write about an event where people don’t follow library rules.
  • Interview a librarian.
  • The entire world falls into the ocean leaving only one library.
  • Write about what your local library means to you
  • A book you’ve always wanted to check out has been returned to the library.
  • A librarian is frustrated that a book labeled as missing has mysteriously reappeared in the library.
  • Write a story inspired by a fragment of a creative writing prompt.
  • Thursday in the Life of a Janitor at a Public Library
  • A distant relative gives you exclusive access to his private library.
  • A ghost haunts a library during the night.
  • The local library is planning an expansion.
  • Unfortunately, it gets lost with the rest of the donations.
  • Write about a strange occurrence at the library.
  • You check out every book at your local library at once and stack it on your bed. Write about the books that it is gradually reproducing.
  • First time in the library and ends up meeting a cute boy.
  • A character receives a cursed book from a mysterious library.
  • A writer writes an essay about their favorite place in the world and that place ends up in their book.
  • While talking to her friend a young girl thinks about how she wishes she had a time machine so she could undo some bad things that have happened in the last week at the library.
  • You discover a rare book with a gemstone cover at your local library.
  • Write about a fight at a library.
  • You stumble upon a mystical mirror in the library.
  • The schools and library district have a contest to see who can raise more money.
  • Two librarians trapped in the library as an act of terrorism.
  • You found a lost mobile phone in the library.
  • A library is a metaphor for someone’s memory.
  • Write about corporate funding for the library.
  • Write about an argument in the library.
  • Two lock-pickers attempt to enter a library.
  • A local library is sponsoring a writing contest.
  • Write about the hours your parents had to spend in the library when you were a kid.
  • Write about a librarian who has a secret love of pop culture.
  • Write about a fateful encounter at the library.
  • A writer discovers a book from 100 years in the future in their library.
  • Write about a character discussing the state of the world with a local librarian.
  • A character talks about their library card.
  • Two co-workers who possess the same library card start a fight over who owns it.
  • Express your love of themed restaurants.
  • You can give away anything illegal at all libraries.
  • The local library gets a new “amusing man” dispenser.
  • You borrow an ancient spell book from the local library.
  • Write about how new technology has changed how to find information at most libraries.
  • Write about the last remaining human who is trying to rebuild civilization.
  • Daughter 0.8 by Adam 0.2
  • Your favorite character from literature receives a library card to their local library.
  • A dragon blows a flame that ignites the entire library.
  • What if your local library had a book version of your life?
  • A new library is under construction so everyone is watching it grow.
  • A career woman decides to quit her job and become a librarian.
  • Write about an elderly librarian giving you the strangest look at you as you try to find a book.
  • A group of teenagers decide to break into a library at night.
  • They shouldn’t be allowed to have wifi in a library but twenty-five thousand have signed a petition to have it.
  • The town library is always on fire.
  • Talk about the library’s weirdest skeleton.
  • A man spends his life seeking to leave behind something for the local library.
  • How would you feel if your library was going to close?
  • Write about your most annoying coworker at the library or library job you held.
  • A few friends decide to meet at the library for dinner.
  • Your character is on a game show and wins a trip to the library.
  • Write about a time you went to the library as a child.
  • Write about the study session just before finals
  • Out of revenge, someone commits a notorious crime at a library.
  • A fantasy bookstore is turned into a library.
  • Write a scene from a day in the life of a librarian.
  • During a visit to your local library, you notice something strange about one of your favorite books.
  • A gang member returns to town for one last job.
  • You plan a heist of the local library books.
  • Write a poem about the experience your characters had in the library.
  • The library closes early one day due to a broken boiler. The employees make the best of it while waiting for repairmen to arrive.
  • People walk into a public library, start screaming, and are subsequently transported into a cold, rocky place outside of civilization.
  • There’s a library where every book has a special power that might go wrong.
  • Write a script for your own short library-themed horror movie.
  • Write about a fictional library.
  • One night the library was broken into and all the books were stolen.
  • Your town builds a new, state of the art library.
  • The police do an exhibition on arrested criminals at the library.
  • The library is attacked by an unusual crime.
  • You can protect yourself from vampires by stealing the reference books from the library.
  • A library in a small town receives a letter from a famous author requesting her first and only book be returned to her.
  • A man comes to your branch of the library and demands you operate on him for free.
  • You are making a list of your ten favourite books.
  • A librarian is cursed by the old librarian who used to work in the library before her.
  • Your friend is writing a book and asks for your help at the library.
  • A book in the local library has your face on the cover.
  • A woman is browsing a local public library and bizarre and terrifying things start happening to her.
  • You are trapped in your library and the only food you can find is the local library book collection.
  • Write a letter as a kid going to his first library.
  • You get locked in the library past closing time.
  • Write a scene from your favorite novel.
  • Write about a few kids enjoying a day at the library.
  • Pets are allowed inside libraries these days so your character takes its pet into one.
  • You discover a video in the library that changes your life forever.
  • A famous author was missing for eight years, until she was found living in a library.
  • Write about a first date that took place inside a library.
  • Six strangers find shelter inside a library during a rainstorm.
  • A man goes on a hunt to find a book entitled, “Reading Is Sexy”.
  • A writer gets overwhelmed by “the writing bug”, and just wants to pull an all-nighter at the library instead of finishing his work.
  • A father looks through his daughter’s library bag to find out what she’s discovered in the world of reading.
  • You spy a stranger having a sin right in front of you in the library.
  • A meteor hits the library of an aloner and it’s now his treasure
  • Find a book with an unpopular theme and write it like J.D. Sallinger did.
  • Write a scene about a young boy who returns a book.
  • Write about a secret reading society within a library.
  • Someone places a curse on you that makes you have to visit libraries everyday.
  • Communicate with your favorite author/ poet/ writer by writing to them. Honestly give them feedback, suggestions, criticisms, etc . . .
  • Write about a day in a life of a librarian at a huge library.
  • A supreme court judge decides to go to law school with the goal of becoming a librarian.
  • Write a 2,000-word short story where the main character is a book in a library.
  • The library is closing so come up with the items a fugitive would need to evade capture.
  • Write about an instance when a book saved your life.
  • Describe a library in your bedroom.
  • You are given a time machine to go back in time and cause the library to never exist.
  • You accidentally step on a book title.
  • A ghost haunts you while you’re in bed. When you ask how he died, he says “Google it.”
  • Write about a weekend where a perfect storm of stress and alcohol leads you to a library with no recollection of how you ended up there.
  • Write about a magical book that describes the future.
  • Angels try and steal books from the library.
  • Write about what a good library means to you.
  • Write about a library that has an incredible secret.
  • The zombie apocalypse starts at the library.
  • When working at the library, you locate hidden love letters.
  • Write about a book that helps you through that rough time.
  • Working the nightshift at the library can be interesting.
  • A thief steals valuable documents or a crown from a locked vault within a library.
  • Is the library actually a small portal into another reality?
  • Write about a conflicting love affair between a person and a library.
  • A popular book club at the local library is on the verge of closing. Can you help them?
  • Names are drawn for a library contest
  • A homeless man moves into a local library.
  • Write about two people who fall in love at the library.
  • A band of graffiti artists hide their work in the library.
  • Who was your favorite author as a child? Write about them as an adult.
  • Write about your least favorite library employee.
  • A man walks to the library every day. There are many stories why.
  • Write about a save-the-date sent out to promote the time when a local library will be closed so the air-conditioning can be upgraded.
  • What would happen if “Lost and found” at your local library was full of weapons?
  • Researching about a charity event one of your friends will be involved in, the main character becomes obsessed with a book. In his search for the book, he journeys to the local library.
  • A malicious virus wipes out all data files at the library.
  • There’s a murder at a library.
  • What does a librarian do on her day off?
  • Researching a controversial subject leads to problems at the Library.
  • If the secret compartment in your library’s book collection weren’t empty, what do you think would be within it?
  • A librarian finds inspiration in a book.
  • A sneak thief robs a library.
  • After a hurricane hits, the city’s library is destroyed. You realize that you can have anything you want there — anything. The sky’s the limit!
  • A library is the setting for a ghost-catching adventure.
  • Answer the call and get the book you want from the library.
  • You discover a primitive version of a popular book on a shelf at the library
  • You accidentally aided in the robbery of your local library.
  • Your imagination and creativity will be tested to the limit if you complete the creative writing exercises on Writing Fix.
  • While reading, what catches your eyes?
  • Write about a boring event held at the library.
  • A child goes to visit the library on a summer day.
  • Two patrons fall in love with each other over a book that neither of them actually read.
  • A wine-drinker is asked to show around the local library.
  • A man is bitten by a radioactive book at the library and now has the ability to read fast.
  • The dream job for you is working at the local library so you begin volunteering and become indispensable to the establishment.
  • A young woman discovers a library instead of her elementary school.
  • Visit the biggest library in the world.
  • A boy is amazed by the words in a book and discovers how to save the world.
  • Write a creative story about your school library, including five characters in enclosed letters.
  • A journalist is investigating a burglary/theft issue at the library.
  • The local library tells the community the library must go because their budget is too small.
  • A geeky girl is mistaken for a thief at the local library, finds a way to clear her name.
  • Write about a library ghost.
  • The zombie apocalypse occurs right after closing time at the library.
  • A person starts a company from a community library.
  • A devious man decides to steal the local library’s collection.
  • A library has a lot of stray dogs that worries the patrons.
  • Write about the oldest library in the country.
  • A writer goes to the library each day to find ideas for their next novel.
  • Your mother used to take you to the library when you were a child to exchange books.
  • Everybody’s favorite book has been updated to modernism. What happens?
  • Write a letter from the library to the world or vice versa.
  • You never used the library. You feel like you have come to a new place filled with endless possibilities.
  • Write about your favorite item which is in your local library.
  • A news reporter covers a serial killer at a local library.
  • Shake up your everyday visit to the library. Interact with a librarian, volunteer or artist.
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  • A library book contains clues to mystical location.
  • Write a story about the relationship between the librarian and the library.
  • You count the books in your local library and there are one trillion.
  • Entering the library for the first time with a new wife.
  • A famous author and professor of creative writing gives a lecture at the local library.
  • Write about a librarian who thoroughly enjoys his cup of coffee at the beginning of each workday.
  • All-you-can-eat books? Sign me up!
  • Librarians are angry that you’re reading a book using your phone’s flashlight.
  • A library is destroyed or lost and a video archive is set up so people can continue to access its content.
  • Write about where you will like to bury the world’s last remaining copies of library books.
  • You and your special someone have an argument in the library.
  • A writer has never felt the need to finish his works but then he finds a library when he is at his most desperate time.
  • A library has been calculating their value to the community by collecting data on job placements of their students, readership, web usage, etc., and reporting this data for the past ten years. Write an article about why people use the library.
  • A student needs to research an important term paper. He finds a foreign language book that may be just what he needs.
  • A kid loves a local library. Write a poem to show your appreciation.
  • A guy rents out the Library for a night of noisy fun.
  • Write about a teacher and his student visit the library and suddenly the student loses interest in school.
  • If the local library was closed for the summer, what would happen?
  • A man revisits the library that taught him how to read.
  • Write about a first date gone wrong at the library.
  • Weird but wonderful things that happen at a magical library.
  • A person walks into a library… and the rest of the story is whatever you want it to be.
  • Write about opening night of the library annual sale in the old section of a library.
  • Your main character finally asks out his crush, who also loves the library.
  • When the local library was about to close doors for the last time.
  • Librarian completes an initiative that makes reading at the library cool.
  • Write about a library where lost items go.
  • Find a pair of old black-and-white photographs from the library archives and write about that day.
  • Write about a homeless person who finds a treasure.
  • A library decides to nominate one student for a national book award so the single student has to read 400 books in a single year.
  • A book reading turns into a book burning.
  • A vampire goes to the library and finds he’s trapped inside.
  • Write about a book that never existed that you would like to exist.
  • A teenager researches an important topic for her report at the library.
  • A beautiful or amazing library you’ve visited in the past.
  • It’s a perfect day to lounge around the local park, read a book from the library.
  • Someone creates a device that can copy books and it gets stolen from the library.
  • A black hole is sucking up everything within the local library.
  • A kid visits the library to research various topics.
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  • A book containing an ancient prophecy is stolen from the library. The goal is to quiet down the voices printed inside.
  • Write about an author who gets stuck at the library for several weeks. Of course, he meets a young librarian.
  • What’s the weirdest thing a character has found at the library.
  • Two librarians fall in love, but then their jealousy for each other’s stacks gets in the way.
  • A man finds a portal to another world by a research desk.
  • A young man works his way through college by volunteering at the library.
  • A pizza delivery guy gets trapped in a library full of vampires.
  • An architecture student writes her thesis about the design of the local library.
  • Your local library has a new book-drop, replacing the normal box with a very futuristic one.
  • It turns into a religious place with bibles and sermons and stuff.
  • When was the last time you visited your local library? Describe your experience.
  • Write about a mean librarian.
  • You decide to become the late-night security guard of a small library near your apartment. What would be the first thing that you’d do?
  • A man visits a library to use the internet. He sees a beautiful woman and makes a move on her. Does he succeed?
  • Just keep writing what you feel when you hear or say the word library.
  • A famous writer was a librarian.
  • A tour guide at the library is murdered then the place is closed.
  • A local library is shutting its doors because of funding. What kind of efforts can the community engage in to save the library?
  • A rabid dog runs loose in the library.
  • You are told to write a short story in two lines.
  • Write about book characters in the real world.
  • After his death, a video game character uses a library to store some of his possessions.
  • Write about a stone that was found in a library that was supposed to have magical powers.
  • A military member, who never reads, is on leave and goes to the local library and learns to love reading.
  • Write a poem after going to the library.
  • Write about being excited and in a rush to find a specific book at the library.
  • What do you think it would be like working at your local library?
  • A family relocates but leaves all their books locked in their old library’s storage.
  • A super villain is inspired by the library and uses the public as his pawns.
  • You can’t sleep one night so you decide to drop by the local library on a whim.
  • A ghost haunts your city’s library, brings your ghost hunting team and solves it.
  • Write about your favorite librarian who works in the local library near to your home.
  • Write about a midday break at the library.
  • Write about a character who wants to escape from the library until it’s time to pay the late fees.
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  • An interview with someone who works at a library.
  • Write about the library we would most like to go to.
  • The local library is suddenly removed – all items, computers, even the shelves.
  • A group of high school students break into a library to steal books to sell for profit but are surprised by what they find inside.
  • According to Shakespeare your girlfriend left you for a man holding a book.
  • Write about a time two lovebirds graced you at the library.
  • Write about an eccentric old library filled with odd books and artifacts.
  • Two old friends end up interviewing for the same library job.
  • Children visit the library for the first time and become fearful of the librarians.
  • Write about a romance at the library.
  • Write about a bizarre discovery that was made in a library.
  • The paranormal examination division opens up next to your local library.
  • You are using a library computer and now you can see the world through the eyes of an unknown person.
  • Write about a futuristic library.
  • Write about a dog finding an “attractive” chew toy within the library.
  • Mom takes the kids to their local library.
  • Write about your favorite book from a library that you’ve read before or wish you could ever read.
  • A group of wanderers move into the library and start a protest group.
  • A few patrons plan a daring heist from a library entirely out of books.
  • The library no longer fits the needs of the people who live in the city so they decide to relocate.
  • An ax-crazy psycho kills two teenagers in the library.
  • How did you meet your spouse? Writing about finding them in a library.
  • Write about when a patron tells you an amusing experience at the library.
  • Write about a neighborhood library, tell what the neighborhood is like.
  • A novelist returns to his childhood library to claim a long forgotten story.
  • Your teacher just told you that your essay really stank.
  • A mad librarian finds all escaped books.
  • Your cousin manages a library. He asks you to write a grant for a new project.
  • A man looks into a mirror and is startled by the person that acts like a haughty librarian.
  • There is a smoking taboo in libraries. You are a smoker and absolutely despise that public policy.
  • You are alone in the local library and hear footsteps.
  • Someone showcases how libraries could be better than they are today.
  • Several children find a way to get out of reading and wind up in an alternate dimension.
  • You find a secret room at the library and within it hides a typewriter that can conduct time travel.
  • A young man falls in love with a librarian.
  • Write about what you would do if your favorite book character escaped from the pages of the book.
  • A paranormal investigator comes into contact with an entity.
  • You learn about a secret meaning in a novel that makes you feel relevant in your life.
  • You decide to donate your sole book to the local library. You get pretty weird looks.
  • The library becomes mysteriously guarded after a group starts vandalizing it.
  • In the future, we go to the National Library instead of going to the library.
  • Shipping magnate Marco Aldini has decided to donate a fortune to the library of your choosing.
  • You are locked in a room. All you have to aid you is a pen and paper. Write a note to someone saying that everything is okay.
  • A man researches earthquakes in his basement because he believes he can predict them
  • Write an article where you go into the point of view of a librarian.
  • Write about a library learning about a new legendary book.
  • Summon a demon priest at a library.
  • There used to be a library in your hometown that was shut down.
  • An archeology student writes to the local antiquarian bookseller for information on the oldest library.
  • The setting is a home where two couples are eating dinner together at a large table. Each couple is seated across from one another. One couple is friends with one couple while the other couple is friends with the other couple. What are people’s names? What are they having for their meal? In the middle of the drinking stage, a man enters the building. “Seek More,” the man says and then he disappears in a flash of light. Confusion reigns throughout the entire scene as people suddenly feel a compulsion to seek more money, fame, a better job, etc. What happens? Has the man exposed everyone for their secret desires? Or has he made everyone feel dissatisfied with their lot in life? What do people do?
  • You borrow an ancient tome and it comes with a wraith.
  • A man goes to every library and books himself in at every hotel in the world.
  • The characters become accomplices when a book theft occurs at the library.
  • Fairy tale land and modern urban city collide in one library.
  • Write a short story about a dramatic or controversial book that was pulled off the shelves.
  • The library has to move to another town.
  • A protagonist goes to the library to work through a newspaper article.
  • The town librarian relocates the library to a new site on her property.
  • A library fire destroys the last existing copy of a certain book.
  • Write about a dying wish for the library.
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  • A failed writer gets an idea while reading at the library.
  • A librarian ends up in a parallel universe library.
  • Future people use the local library because air pollution has destroyed the Great Books.

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