Once again, our Council of Awesome T(w)eens hosted an after-hours program zombie night. Teens and T(w)eens can come to the library after hours on a Saturday for playing zombie tag, games of Mafia and capture the flag.
Everyone was broken up (somewhat randomly) into four separate teams. While not everyone could be with all of their friends, it did allow kids to be social, which is one of the primary goals of Zombie Night. Kids often make new friends, and get to talk with kids that they might not already know. We split 2 random teams to go and play mafia, and other teams to play capture the flag. The lights were dimmed and the library was decorated. This was beneficial because it allowed for smaller groups, and kids felt more comfortable to participate.
Also, the capture the flag game had time limits, with the final minutes being jail free and forcing people to go onto the opposition’s territory, which also encouraged participation and action. We only used the Youth & Teen area of the library, and the small space allowed for a more action-packed game of capture the flag! This also allowed for different versions of capture the flag, including versions with spies, multiple flags, and even a sudden death version! Kids could also switch after games, which gave kids multiple options.
We finished the night with pizza and snacks and conversation. This program is also an opportunity to showcase how one can volunteer and be a part of an active library, and see first-hand how much fun our volunteers have planning programs. Be sure to check back soon for more programs!