Youngsters get their spelling on at headquarters library

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

On its own, the word "stack" is worth only 11 points, but the addition of "-ed" at the end (to become "stacked") increases the value to 14 points.

Make it "stackable" instead, and the value becomes 17 points.

Which way to go? Such are the decisions that come with playing the game "Scrabble."

Every two weeks at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System, several local youths face such decisions as participants in the library's "Scrabble Club." During meetings of the club, which is for youths ages 6 and up, the youngsters spend their time playing the

word-game against other members of the group.

The club, which just met this week, meets every other Thursday, from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the library, which is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

-- Curt Yeomans