The young authors in Wordplay—our writing club for kids—never quite know what they’re getting into when they get together.
For example, some months, they write stories using random objects they pick out of a bag.
Other times, they team up to practice writing dialogue.
During that get-together, one trio of girls wrote a story about a temperamental octopus who didn’t appreciate a shark’s advances. Then they acted it our with puppets.
This month, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and all things four-leafed, the club wrote stories prompted by lucky words they found in their crossword puzzle.
And we don’t want to give away what we’re doing in April, but it is National Poetry Month.
If you have a child who loves to write, they can join the club!
Wordplay Creative Writing Club is for kids in third through sixth grade. They meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is April 13.
You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or sign them up on MPL’s website.
Mentor Public Library has a writing club for teens too.
Our Write On Club meets on the third Monday of every month at our Main Branch.
They use different writing prompts and brainteasers to hone their writing skills. Any teen who wants to join their ranks is welcome. It’s a fun, supportive place to practice and improve your writing with other teens who are doing the same thing.
Our next meeting is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at our Main Branch. You can register for it on Mentor Library’s website, as well.