Director’s Note – January 16

Dear Readers,

School holiday break is in the rearview mirror, and we’re working on things to keep you and the young people in your life busy over February school vacation! We’re offering free programming including two unique opportunities for writers: Junior Journalists (grades 5 – 6) and Write On (grades 7 – 12). And, of course, we’re planning for our glamorous costume ball, Through the Pages, on the evening of February 22nd.

Junior Journalists (Grade 5 + 6)

February 19 – 22

11 am – 1 pm

The Lincoln County News has generously donated the time of their creative and energetic marketing director, Maia Zewert to run Junior Journalists! Students will learn reporting basics by brainstorming article ideas, practicing interview techniques, and writing their very own newspaper articles to be published in The Lincoln County News. This workshop is free and open to the public. You can sign up by emailing Kelsey Gibbs (; spots are limited to students in grades 5 and 6, and we recommend signing up early to reserve your spot.


Write On (Grades 7 – 12)

February 19 – 22

11 am – 4 pm

Join us for our second annual Write On workshop! Write On is a collaboration with The Telling Room, a non-profit based in Portland that works to “empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world,” (, 2019). We’ll explore a number of creative paths into the writing process, bring characters on quests, write mini fiction pieces, different styles of poems, and stretch our storytelling muscles while having a whole lot of fun. Sign up early to reserve your spot; email Kelsey Gibbs ( This workshop is free and open to the public.


Through the Pages Costume Ball

February 22 – 6:30 – 11 pm

$10 Tickets benefit the newspaper digital archive project

Come in your fancy dress for the soirée of the winter! Deck out in any decade that the newspaper has been in print: the civil war era through today. There will be live musical entertainment, dancing, light bites, a silent auction, and beverages for sale. Support the creation of a searchable digital archive for your local paper and have fun at the same time. Tickets available at Skidompha’s front desk.

Here’s to the fun times in our future!

Pam Gormley
Executive Director
Skidompha Library