Rock the Mic with Mentor Library’s new club for kids


Kids, get ready to Rock the Mic at Mentor Public Library’s newest club.

We’ll be hosting a monthly Open Mic Night (well, Open Mic Afternoon) for children at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.

Kids can come and practice speaking in front of their peers, tell jokes, play an instrument, sing, practice for a school report, or perform a monologue.

This club will build self-esteem and confidence while having fun. A snack and drink will also be provided.

Amy Raischel—Ms. Amy, to those who’ve been to Mentor Library story times—used to be nervous about talking in front of people. (You would never know it now.) She’s starting the Rock the Mic Club to help kids who might get the same nerves.

“Most people have the same fear and feel the same way about speaking in front of peers,” she said. “I have found that practicing and preparation help tremendously in this type of situation. The more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you will feel; and that will show when you perform during the actual event.”

During our first meeting, kids can tell us about themselves and help us create our club goals.

They’ll also have a chance to rock the mic!

So work on your best jokes, brush up on that solo, and we’ll see you at the library.

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