Here are some random ideas to keep your mind busy while you're socially isolating. Feel free to upload to Twitter or Instagram and tag @cox_library - we're excited to see what you create!
Here's one to get you started:
Raid your book shelves - gather up all the books with visible titles (ones starting with prepositions are useful)
Combine at least three books to create a poem
Since 1982 the Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest has challenged man, woman, and (very precocious) child to write an atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical bad novel. Here's the 2019 Grand Prize Winner (from Maxwell Archer of Mt. Pleasant, Ontario:
Space Fleet Commander Brad Brad sat in silence, surrounded by a slowly dissipating cloud of smoke, maintaining the same forlorn frown that had been fixed upon his face since he’d accidentally destroyed the phenomenon known as time, thirteen inches ago.
Can you do better?