Friday, June 5, 2009

Hosting a Library Mystery (book)

Karle, E.M. (2009). Hosting a Library Mystery: A Programming Guide. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Hosting a Library Mystery
contains five example mystery scripts, each targeted to a different audience, but all original, expertly created, and thoroughly researched. These scripts serve as an excellent starting point for you to acquaint users with a wide variety of your library services as well as library personnel, special collections, and research skills. In addition, this book provides

•Complete instructions for program planning, from how to write clues to organizing the investigation
•Hints for adapting scripts to fit particular situation
•Examples and extras to construct an entertaining event in which all kinds of patrons can engage in active learning

With a one-of-a-kind book filled with creative ways to bring the community into the library and give them an incentive to stay, the only mystery will be why Hosting a Library Mystery wasn’t in your collection sooner!