Amanda Winkler, Youth Services Manager and Chelsea Foust, Assistant Director, Morton-James Public Library, Nebraska City, NE (Population served: 7,900)
After COVID restrictions further beleaguered engagement with tweens and teens, we wanted to put on an event that would reach this demographic and strengthen the library’s relationship with the neighboring middle school. Enter zombie prom! We expected an attendance of around 50, but 120 teens showed up! In this session we cover the phases from idea generation and planning to putting on the event, including what went right, what went wrong, and what we plan to keep or change for next year.