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Thursday, September 19 • 9:10am - 10:00am
DIY Escape Room Workshop

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Participants will walk away from this hands-on workshop with the tools to create unique, fun, and educational programming for all ages and interests. This DIY workshop tackles the logistics of creating an escape room, scaling it up or down depending on the audience, highlighting features in the library, and collaborating with community partners to reach the broadest audience possible. Escape rooms can be as versatile as the space allows and can accommodate single individuals or groups of up to 100. They can also be contained to a few minutes, expanded to last a week, or checked out for at-home use. All these scenarios and more will be covered while the group works to create a mini escape room. Speakers will share their experiences, tips, and tricks, gleaned from hosting a dozen escape rooms over the past year. No budget is too small to create a dynamic escape room experience.

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Jody Wacker

Director, Meinders Community Library
As the director of a combined school and public library, Jody Wacker works with a variety of educators and professionals to create engaging and innovative programming for Meinders Community Library. Over the past three years, events hosted by the library have garnered two Evy Nordley... Read More →
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Emily Blaeser

Children's Librarian, Meinders Community Library
Emily Blaeser is the Children's Librarian for Meinders Community Library. She brings her focus on children's lit from her MLS to create educational programming for area youth. As an integral part in crafting elaborate escape rooms for the library, Blaeser uses her working knowledge... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
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