Library offers new escape

Beginning in October, the Shawano City-County Library is making “escape rooms” available to the public.

Escape rooms are a physical adventure game in which four to 10 players work together to collect clues and solve puzzles. Participants are tasked with uncovering the secret plot within a specific time limit. Escape rooms focus on team-building, cooperation and deductive reasoning.

Escape experiences last from 30-60 minutes and are appropriate for students in sixth grade and older. Younger participants are welcome if a parent or guardian also participates.

In upcoming months, the library will offer a variety of thematic escape rooms. Each theme will be a separate puzzle.

The program is ideal for work groups, birthday parties, friends and more.

Groups can contact the library to schedule individual program times. Larger groups can be split into smaller groups and run through the escape room back-to-back.

Escape room programs are free. For information, contact the library at or 715-526-3829.

The Shawano City-County Library consists of the main library in Shawano, branches in Birnamwood, Bonduel, Mattoon-Hutchins, Tigerton and Wittenberg as well as a countywide delivery service.