Monday, January 6, 2014

Mentor Public Library starts writing club for kids

Mentor Public Library has a book club for children who love to read, a comics club for fans of sequential art and Studio MPL for kids who love every other kind of art.

But, until recently, it didn’t have a club for burgeoning writers. That’s why Judy Schulz, who you know as Ms. Judy from our Children's Department, started the Wordplay Creative Writing Club.

“I decided to start this monthly club after working with Lisa Layton on our Studio MPL programs and with Marilyn Weiss on our Comics Club,” Judy said. “The one area we don’t address is writing, but we have had several children who have mentioned that they write stories. I thought that a group like Wordplay could bring together the children who enjoy writing.”

Our writing club give the kids some creative ways to develop their interests.

“I plan to do some interactive word games, use story starters and prompts and provide time for the kids to share what they are working on if they choose to do so,” Judy said.

Wordplay’s first meeting will be 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at our Main Branch. After that, the club will meet the second Wednesday of every month.

The Wordplay Creative Writing Club is free and open to any kids in third through sixth grade.

However, the library asks that parents or guardians register their child for the program beforehand. They can do that by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting our website.

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