Bud's Short Story Dispenser

Bud's Short Story Dispenser
Spend a literary minute (or three) with Bud Werner Memorial Library's Short Story Dispenser!

We believe there is always time for a good story – even if you only have a minute.

Bud Werner Memorial Library is proud to present Short Edition in Steamboat Springs Colorado's first short story dispenser.

This simple-to-use machine spits out contemporary tales that are custom-tailored for busy lives on the run. The Short Story Dispenser is designed to elevate the role of story in our everyday lives, giving everyone the opportunity for a serendipitous literary experience, free of charge.

The Library is seeking new local fiction to add to our Short Story Dispenser, so we're hosting a Short Fiction Contest from June 1- August 15, 2019!

These unexpected moments of literary escape are provided to the Steamboat community in memory of Wayne E. Swanson — a lover of stories.

How to Use the Short Story Dispenser

  1. Decide if you want a one-minute, three-minute or children's story.
  2. Push the button.
  3. Grab the free eco-friendly scroll that emerges from the front slot...and read your story!

Visit our Short Story Dispenser often, whether you're walking by, stopping in to check email, swapping DVDs or waiting on kids at Storytime. You’ll enjoy a short, sweet read designed to entertain, engage and momentarily sweep you away. It's full of an ever-changing cache of short stories, many of which will take on special seasonal themes.