Teenagers are keen to spend a hot July day at a movie theatre, mall and hill station. But a group of Cambridge teens spent their afternoon on 19th July at a library. It does not mean that they visited the library for reading books for the coming school days. In fact, they spent a part of their afternoon to work with the escape room, based on the popular Netflix show, Stranger Things. Moreover with such entertainment facilities coming up everywhere, like escape room tampa, people are now able to incorporate a lot of fun in their day to day lives.
17 years old Mariam El Ghamudi, who works as a shelver at the Idea Exchange and visited the escape room, said, “TV and especially Netflix is such a part of our upbringing, so the fact that they’re able to incorporate that at a library of all places, I think that’s pretty cool.”
Kim Toth, the assistant of the library where the group of teens visited, said that escape rooms are a natural fit for libraries which are giving their importance on problem solving and teamwork. And it is a good opportunity for teenagers to meet new people during their holidays. People often visit here in a group of three or five, but sometimes they visit alone and group themselves with other people. This leads them to make new friends.
Murray McCabe, the chief librarian for Wellington County, said that library branches are offering a range of tools, including 3D printers, binoculars, sewing machines, escape rooms, and microscopes. There is also Internet access through Wi-Fi hotspots for people who do not have Internet access at home.