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DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library

Escape rooms are immersive, live-action games in which a group of participants enter a room where they must solve puzzles and collect clues in order to "escape" or win the game. These engaging and captivating games can be designed around nearly any theme from zombies to pirates to detective dramas and are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach and to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education!
After participating in this 90 minute webinar, you will learn:
• How to host ready-made escape rooms in their library
• How to design their own escape rooms from scratch, including puzzle creation
• How other libraries are using escape rooms
• Multiple programming ideas based on escape room games and immersive experiences

This webinar will be recorded. Please register to receive the link to the recording.

Speaker bio: Ellyssa Kroski is an avid cosplayer who has appeared on TLC's Cake Boss TV show, in the official music video for New York Comic Con, and at many other events. She is also a librarian, an award-winning editor and author of 37 books, an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University and Drexel University, and an international conference speaker. Her book Cosplay in Libraries: How to Embrace Costume Play in Your Library was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Oct 2015. Find her professional portfolio at http://amazon.com/author/ellyssa

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm

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