From the Harford County Public Library:
Forty-five teens from grades 6-12 stayed up all night for fun, games, music and food at the Havre de Grace Library during a lock-in on August 3-4. The lock-in was planned to coordinate with the teen Summer Reading Program theme Own the Night.
DJ Derek Edwards entertained with music from 9-12 pm and teens made crafts throughout the night including dream catchers, Angry Bird pom-poms, Japanese fans, key chains and stamping. Movies were shown in two locations and many enjoyed playing Xbox and computer games all night long. Board games such as Scrabble and Chess and old-fashioned card games were also popular events. A few teens even started a game of “hide and seek” in the library stacks. One teen said of the lock-in, “This was the best ever! Can we do it again next week?”
“It was great to see kids from various schools and ages get together and have fun,” stated Irmgarde Brown, Branch Manager of the Havre de Grace Library. “The DJ was awesome and really got them up dancing, everything from the Slide to the Macarena. I really appreciate the commitment from both staff and parents who put in shifts throughout the night.”
In the morning, the teens enjoyed donuts before all pitching in to put the branch back together for business as usual on Saturday. Before they were picked up at 8 am, free books to take home were made available for the teens as a reminder of their library lock-in experience. The books were gone in no time.
Teens enjoy dancing in the Havre de Grace Library during an all-night lock-in on August 3-4.