Literary Pen Pals Club

Literary Pen Pals Club Logo

The program:

Connect with someone from across the country as you share your love of books and unique life experiences through the art of handwritten letters. We’ll match you up with a fellow reader from one of our partner libraries ranging from Maine to New Mexico, Montana to Missouri, and beyond. When you sign up we'll provide you with a welcome packet filled with everything you need to get started: personalized stationery and envelopes, a pen, and optional easy writing prompts to help get the conversation started.

Share your thoughts on The Great American Read book list, what you’re reading, and anything else that strikes your literary fancy. The Library is your post office: drop off and pick up your letters weekly, and the postage is on us. Who knows where your correspondence will take you!

Register in person at the reference desk. Open to adults and high school students.

Partner libraries:


For pen pals:

Not sure what to say? Try one of our prompts!
Review these helpful guidelines

For partner libraries:

Download this toolkit of instructions, templates, graphics, and participating library logos to help you get started.