Scrabble has been around since the 1930s, and people all over the world enjoy the word game. According to the official Scrabble website, there is even a National Scrabble Association (NSA). The NSA runs the National School Scrabble program and the National School Scrabble Championship and publishes a Scrabble newsletter. The NSA coordinates efforts with Scrabble players to run more than 200 local Scrabble tournaments every year and organizes the annual National Scrabble Championship. The Ridgefield Library is in on all the Scrabble fun, and we hope your children will be as well. The Library is holding a monthly School Scrabble Tournament for 4th through 12th graders. The next one will be Sunday, December 5th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. During that time, the students will play three 44-minute School Scrabble games. All skill levels welcome, but you must register in advance. If your child needs practice before the tournaments, they are welcome to come to our regular Tuesday Scrabble sessions from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the children’s program room. Or check out the Scrabble website for tips like the word of the day, like alkyl (it means a univalent radical). That will help with those double word scores!
Contributed by Geri Dioro, Head of Children's and Teen Services