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Campus Bookmobile

Two people standing next to a decorated golf cart

For National Bookmobile Day 2017, my coworkers and I borrowed a cargo-bed golf cart from the university’s facilities department and converted it into a bookmobile. We decorated it with Hawaiian luau-themed party decorations and loaded the cargo bed with new books and DVDs.

We partnered with the university’s marketing department to announce the bookmobile’s campus route via Twitter. Over six hours, we made 12 stops on campus, rotating shifts with 11 library employees.

Creating Original Murder Mysteries in the Library

Skull Photo by Bistrian Iosip on Unsplash

Mystery events are a fun and creative way to highlight library spaces and resources, as well as create interesting and memorable experiences for users.

While you can always invest in pre-made “Mystery in a Box” games or hunt down online kits, there is great enjoyment in designing your own custom mystery, for both the participants and the design team. It also allows you to incorporate the use of library resources and spaces in an educational and informative way (all under the guise of mystery-filled fun).

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