Philly Plays Scrabble®

By Emily RSS Fri, September 29, 2006

Think you’re so smart? Well prove it. This October, the Free Library will partner with Verizon and After School Activities Partnerships to bring you Philly Plays Scrabble® , a month-long word war that will challenge the experienced, teach the newbies, and show off the city's considerable brain power. Philadelphia is a Scrabble®-lover's city and branches will cater to that with designated Scrabble® hours. Competitive players can advance to the tournament round in November--held at the Regional libraries--and the winners will duke it out at the Central Library's grand finale game. Contact your local libraries for playing hours and stay tuned for more information!

*Photos by Kelly & Massa

Reader Comments:

Jeff from Olney wrote: This has been a wonderful idea! To see tables of patrons intent on yet another word; looking to make use of one more "triple word score;" competitively, yet oh so politely, looking in the Scrabble dictionary for that very unusual spelling resonates so well with what the Free Library is all about: knowledge, community, and a forum for the exchange of ideas. To see the number of young people participating really shatters the stereotype of Scrabble being an old folks' game.

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