It's NaNoWriMo time! Are you ready to write?

The NaNoWriMo challenge: Write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Think you’re up for it? Join us in November at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and the Redstone Post Library for programs designed to inspire and support you. For details about NaNoWriMo, visit

Teen writers, set your own word count goals. For more information, visit

The Redstone MWR Library will hold NaNoWriMo write-ins on two Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but patrons are invited to visit the library and work on novels anytime during the month.

Anyone may use the Redstone library facilities, but a government ID and library account are required to use the computer lab. Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear. Free coffee and cookies will be provided for participants.

NaNoWriMo write-ins will be held at the Main Library each Monday, Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. All writers are welcome. Writers under the age of 16 have relaxed word count rules, but must be accompanied by a parent or other older family member.

The Youth Services department at the Main Library will host two NaNoWriMo write-ins just for teens: Monday, Nov. 12, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Teen Area. (Both days are school holidays.)

Both libraries have free WiFi access. For more information about HMCPL’s programs, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. For details about Redstone’s offerings, call 256-876-4741.