The Poetry Detectives


Something mysterious has been happening at Morpeth Library. Words have gone missing from some very special poetry books and we need help to find out who is responsible.

We are looking for young people aged between 5 and 10 to join our Special Agent on an exciting mission to discover what has happened to all the words.

Using their very own poetry detective notebooks, participants will help the Special Agent to solve a series of clever clues – exploring the shelves of the library and creating some playful poetry along the way. There will also be drinks and cake served to celebrate their success.

The event is part of National Libraries Day.

This is an opportunity for children to discover the inspiring collection of poetry in Morpeth’s own Northern Poetry Library.

Each mission will last around 1 hour. Suitable for children aged between 5 and 10 years old. Places are limited to 15 children per mission so book early to guarantee a place. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Poetry Detectives is one of several projects created by November Club – incorporating performance, poetry reading and writing – to help raise the profile of the Morpeth’s own Northern Poetry Library and to bring its collection to life.

Early booking is advisable. Tickets are £2 and can be bought through the library on 01670 620 390.

February 6th at the Northern Poetry Library
About The November Club

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. Germaine Greer, writer, academic and feminist