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New club is all fun and games

ROUSES POINT - There's a new club bringing some friendly competition to the Dodge Memorial Library.

After six people participated in the Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County's Scrabble for Literacy competition at Dodge Memorial Library, they decided to keep the game going.

"They had a great time and they wanted to meet once a month," explained library director Donna Boumil.

The first official meeting of the Scrabble Club will be this Saturday, Oct. 9, from 2-4 p.m. The club will continue to meet at the same time, the first Saturday of every month.

"We encourage anyone who would like to come - from kids to senior citizens," said Richard Guay, one of the club's members.

Guay explained he originally took part in the competition with his wife, Lisa, because they used to play with his mother-in-law until she passed away.

"It's a good game and it challenges your mind and it's very interesting and you learn new words," he said.

Boumil said the group will bring in their own Scrabble sets, but the library will be purchasing a Scrabble dictionary for the club to utilize.

"They were very serious, but they also have a lot of fun," Boumil said of the players, who come from Chazy, Rouses Point, Mooers and Champlain.

Guay agreed the group definitely has some fun.

"It's going to be a good time for family and it's nonpressure and it's lots of fun," he said. "Plus, you meet people in the community. You meet a lot of interesting, nice people."

Boumil hopes the library can be used the same way the Scrabble Club is doing, by bringing more activities to Dodge Memorial after hours.

"If any group or organization wants to use the library, they an just contact me and I can make sure it's available for them to use," she said. "We've had a Stampin' Up demonstrator use it to host workshops. I've had a jewelry representative use it ... They can just give me a call and we can set things up."

If interested in joining the Scrabble Club or hosting an event at the library after hours, contact Boumil at 297-6242.

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