New uses for libraries? Life-size RPG venues!
July 16, 2013 | 11:43 am
The teen advisory board at the La Vista Public Library in La Vista, Neb., turned their Teen Read Week into a life-size playthrough of a session of Arkham Horror, the by-now classic board game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
As recounted in the U.S. School Library Journal, youth librarian and Library Journal mover-and-shaker Lindsey Tomsu led local teens in the huge collaborative gameplay session, complete with home-made props, costumes, straitjackets, portals into other dimensions, and even plush soft cuddly soul-devouring monsters.
The event was such a success that the group hopes to repeat it in future.