Will you be able to scare the librarians?
Ben's Story – Girl You Got a Ghost
I love ghost stories, and one of my favorite things to do is ask people if they have any to share. Pre-Covid, at my library, (Frankfort Community Public Library) we hosted an, ongoing, spur-of-the-moment storytelling contest. The competition worked like this: Visitors told me their stories and tried to scare me. Then, I told my own creepy tale. The scariest story wins, and then we all get candy.
Whenever the haunting tales started spinning, our Department had a nice “around the campfire”, conversational feel. People using computers to play RoBlox or those playing Fortnite would stop to listen. A lot of the storytellers spent a good deal of time making up a super creepy story, just to scare me. It has been awhile since our last contest and I miss them. Now, we are bringing the stories out of the library and into the podcast world.
Introducing the, “Girl, you got a ghost” podcast
The theme of our podcast is scary stories. We are inviting you to share about the ghost in your house, the howling dog that might just have been a werewolf, the phone call coming from inside the house, or the vampire that lives on your street. The podcast is produced by the Frankfort Community Public Library Teen Department, with the help of my friend (and co-worker), Sydney. Our audience and co-creators are you! We are challenging you to a storytelling telling contest, so send your creepy stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.