Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
Friday, October 6 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Escape the Library: Creating and Hosting an 'Escape the Room' Style Program for Youth at Your Library

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Oakdale Library has designed two "Escape the Library" Programs; one for grades 3-5 and one for teens or preteens. We will share our game designs, how we used them with groups of children, and how to tailor an escape the room program for your library. The version for grades 3-5 is designed to be a STEM program with science related clues. We plan to incorporate "Escape the Conference Room" clues into the program to give the participants an opportunity to experience clue solving in person.


Amy Oelkers

Youth Services Librarian, Washington County Library, Oakdale Branch
Amy Oelkers is the Youth Services Librarian at the Oakdale Library in Washington County Libraries. She has undergraduate degrees in Theatre Arts and English and an MLIS from St. Catherine University. As a former Youth Programing Coordinator for the Twin Cities Book Festival and Events... Read More →

Martha Riel

Branch Manager, Washington County Library, Oakdale Branch
Martha has worked in public libraries for 35 years. She currently is the manager of the Oakdale Library, but has worked in many different capacities in public libraries. She enjoys games and puzzles and looks at creating a new game as an interesting challenge.

Friday October 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:05am CDT
Meeting Room 102