“Who would like to volunteer to be locked in a room with a bunch of your friends, an untold number of hidden clues, and a ticking clock? The answer, it seems, is a whole lot of us. According to the database at Room Escape Artist, in 2014 there were only 22 escape rooms in the U.S. But by the summer of 2017, the fugure had skyrocketed to nearly 2,000. In her new book Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, Ellyssa Kroski demonstrates why they’re a perfect fit for library programming. In this interview she talks about her inspirations for writing the book, why hosting one doesn’t necessarily require a big budget, and sources for ready-made escape room events.” Continue reading here.