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Junior Writing workshops continue Saturday

Summer reading at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library isn’t just about reading for elementary-aged children this summer. Alongside the reading program, the library is also rolling out a new Junior Writing Works program.

“The goal is to help children with creative writing abilities and keep their writing skills fresh during the summer,” explained Lynn Thomas, Children’s Library Manager. “Throughout the duration of the writing program children will create various stories such as ‘Talking about Earth to an Alien.’”

Children will have the opportunity to express their creative minds from 10-11 a.m. every Saturday during June and July in the Storytime Room at the library. This program is free and open to elementary-aged children. No signup is required, nor is it required to attend every session.

The Junior Writing Works program will be led by a different library staff member each week, under the direction of Thomas. Thomas explained why she is implementing the program.

“I attended a conference, IYI Kids Count, and it really hit home. I wanted to find another avenue beyond reading, keeping children from the summer slump,” she noted. “At the conference, they explained to us that you can read without writing, but you can’t write without reading. That’s when I knew we needed a creative writing program.”

For more information about events and services at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library, visit www.nchcpl.org and follow the library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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