Library Lock-Ins for Teens


I first became a Teen Librarian in 2008. At that time, the three BIG programming options in my area were: Gaming Clubs, Anime Clubs, and Lock-Ins. While I was excited to try all the things, I wanted to host a lock-in more than anything else. I have held many MANY Lock-Ins over the years. I’ve seen one boy devour an entire pizza in under 5 minutes. I’ve witnessed sixth graders (on multiple occasions) run around screaming, “I’M DRUNK! I’M DRUNK ON SODA!” I’ve broken up a fight, taught a boy how to sew a bag for his crush, and thrown bread in a Hunger Games style relay race. There’s not much I won’t try and I’m always trying to adapt and stay open to new ideas. Continue reading