"Has one book — or perhaps one author — inspired you to change your view of yourself or your world?"
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book is sponsoring "Letters about Literature," a statewide writing contest (for kids age 9 and older) encouraging kids to write a letter telling an author how a book inspired them. Not only is this a fun way to deeply engage reading, all state winners will be entered into a national contest for an opportunity to win some big prizes.
While this may or may not translate into a super-cool programming idea, I'm sure you know some inspired young readers who would be interested in writing a letter. If you think someone at your library would enjoy this contest, please encourage them to write a letter. You can show them how to enter and read some past winning letters. And you can learn more via the national website: http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org. Submissions are due December 22, 2010. Have fun!