In "Hosting a Library Mystery", Elizabeth Karle capitalizes on our delight of the genre through this unique, interactive programming guide. Karle's innovative and interactive ideas will coax children on a quest to learn about pirates, college students to uncover the research tools needed for class, or new patrons to discover the riches of the library's collection. "Hosting a Library Mystery" contains five complete mystery scripts, each targeted to a different audience, but all original, expertly created, and thoroughly researched.
These scripts serve as an excellent means to acquaint users with a wide variety of library services as well as library personnel, special collections, and research skills. In addition, this book provides: complete instructions for program planning ranging from how to write clues to organizing the investigation; hints for adapting scripts to fit particular situation; and, examples and extras to construct an entertaining event in which all kinds of patrons can engage in active learning.