Laurens County Library offering new program after school for students


Since 1999, November of every year has been designated as National Novel Writing Month. The organization of the same name that sprung up to promote this yearly event tells participants, “The world needs your story.” Since then hundreds of thousands of people around the world attempt to write 50,000 words – the length of a short novel – in 30 days.

This year the Laurens County Public Library will be part of the fun. On Wednesday, November 6, at 3:30 p.m., at the Laurens Public Library, the Afternooners, ages 12-18, will participate in a writing workshop designed to get the creative juices flowing. Participants will receive a notebook, pencil and workbook as part of the workshop.

I don’t expect every teen to write a novel,” says Caitlin Bellinger, Youth Services Coordinator, “but I do expect they’ll surprise themselves with how creative they really are.”

Parents and caregivers are welcome to observe. All adults must be accompanied by a teen. Anyone who would like to know more about this or other Youth Services programs at the library, should call 864-681-READ (7323), or visit