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[US] Short stories at your fingertips

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A YOUNG reader has a short story printed. Picture: Supplied

THERE is a new way to experience stories from the library. Kingston Libraries has purchased and installed two “short story dispenser” machines. The dispensers print free 150 word, 300 word, and 1,000 word original short stories for library visitors.

Universities/Education  

08-15-2018

[US] Machine dispenses short stories with the press of a button

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CBS News - Let There Be Lit

Reading for pleasure is at an all-time low in the United States. A recent government report revealed Americans read for fun about 17 minutes each day. And the percentage of Americans indulging in leisure reading on any given day dropped by nearly 30 percent between 2003 and 2017. One solution to our short attention spans and even shorter spurts of free time are short stories. They are low commitment and high gratitude, and can transport readers to far-flung places.

Short Story Dispenser   Universities/Education   TV  

12-27-2017

[ US ] Columbus - Short Story kiosk

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Short Story kiosk unveiled - Columbus has now a lovely way to get short stories into the hands of kids. Columbus City School says the Short Story Kiosks are the first in the midwest...

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