WED, NOV 19, 2014 12:56 EST

One popular program at the Corvallis–Benton County Public Library (C-BCPL) last year was our National Novel Writing Month (­NaNoWriMo) series of events, which offered a fun and creative challenge for community members: to write a novel in 30 days. The program was so popular that the library published a collection of writings from many of the participants.

NaNoWriMo (na-noh-rhy-moh) is an annual creative writing challenge. Participants have 30 days in November to write 50,000 words. Created in 1999 with 21 participants in San Francisco, it has grown to more than 696,321 entrants. People worldwide sign up, track their progress, and connect on the NaNoWriMo website. To read the rest of this story, please visitLibrary Journal: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/11/opinion/programs-that-pop/nanowrimo-at-your-library-programs-that-pop/ .