Oct. 2—The Lebanon Public Library has a host of seasonal fun on tap for October, including a new game for teens, Escape Room.
Teen Librarian Taylor Burger led a group of eager teens through the game rules and introduced them to the game pieces from the brand-new boxed game Thursday afternoon. Teens took turns reading the game premise and other story-type instructions. They were given a fantasy mission in a foreign country.
Commercial escape rooms lock the doors when a team begins play, and the team has to solve the mystery before they can escape. But Burger had the doors wide open at the library and walked through the game with her participants.
She hopes to make the game a regular feature for teens, in addition to monthly regular and seasonal events. Board games are also very popular among teens, she said.
ABC Explorers is a new kindergarten readiness class offered for ages 4-6. Little learners explore the alphabet, focusing on letter recognition, sound and formation.
The library will have fun and silly activities for children during fall break. Stop in for a robot scavenger hunt Oct. 4-9, or an M&M take-home STEM activity Oct. 11-16. And the fun continues with a Halloween scavenger hunt Oct. 25-30.
Teens can stop in for a spooky origami take-home craft Oct. 11-16.
And anyone can trick-or-treat at the library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 and then join in the fun at The Heart of Lebanon's annual Mischief on Meridian from 5-8 p.m. that night around the Boone County Courthouse square.
K-5 STEM Club is geared toward school-age children who love to build and learn.
This month's events schedule includes:
ABC EXPLORERS — 10:30 a.m., excluding Oct. 18 and 25, ages 4-6
TEEN ESCAPE ROOM — 4 p.m. Oct. 25 for teens, pre-registration recommended, call 765-483-2570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MINI PUMPKIN COSTUMES — 11 a.m. Oct. 25 only
STORYTIME — 10:30 a.m., read stories, sing songs, play with puppets and make crafts, children of all ages welcome, October themes are autumn, monsters, pumpkins and Halloween
AFTER-SCHOOL STEM CLUB — 4:30 p.m., rotating activities for school-aged children, October themes are marble run, Legos, dominoes, and spooky science
TEEN SHRINKY DINGS — 11 a.m. Oct. 27 only
TEEN TIME — 3:30-5:30, for teens, various activities in the children's activity room
ABC EXPLORERS — 10:30 a.m., excluding Oct. 21 and 28, ages 4-6
TEEN WRITING CLUB — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7
TEEN TRIVIA — 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 14
TEEN BOOK TALK — 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 for teens in the children's activity room
CHILDREN AND TEENS INTERACTIVE MOVIE — 1 p.m., "Hocus Pocus," Oct. 28.
TEEN BINGO — 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 28
STORYTIME — 10:30 a.m. — Read stories, sing songs, play with puppets and make crafts, children of all ages welcome, October themes are apples, autumn, monsters, pumpkins and Halloween
TEEN BOARD GAMES — 4 p.m. Oct. 8
TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS — 4 p.m. Oct. 22
TEEN EDIBLE GRAVEYARD — 1 p.m. Oct. 29
FALL BUTTON ART — 11 a.m. Oct. 16 only, make fall shapes crafts out of buttons, burlap and glue, all ages welcome, but young children may need adult help for the detail-oriented craft.
TRICK-OR-TREAT THE LIBRARY — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30 only, followed by Mischief on Meridian, 5-8 p.m. on the Lebanon Courthouse Square
TEEN AMONG US — 3-5 p.m., pre-registration recommended, call 765-483-2570 or email email@example.com