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Family Library Lock-In

April 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Friday, April 28, 2023 –6:30pm to 9:30pM

Digital Media Lab

Registration opens April 14, 2023 at 9:00 am.

Celebrate National Library Week with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and explore the library after-hours!

Your night begins with pizza and library-related short films, including an ICPL-produced video taking you on a journey through a book’s selection, cataloging, and processing into the library’s collection. Then, travel the path of the books yourself as you peer at darkened library workstations in staff areas, including the fabled “other side” of the book return slot.

From 8-9:30, play in the library after it’s closed to the public. Hide-and-seek throughout the 2nd floor, a couple of crafts, and MarioKart on the big screen will be available.

This event is for children in grades K-6 and at least one parent or adult caregiver. Register each participant individually. This event is limited to 50 total participants.


活动开始我们将在会议室A的享用比萨饼并一起观看图书馆相关短片,其中包括一段 ICPL 制作的视频,将向您展示一本书经过选择、编目和加工最后进入图书馆馆藏的全过程。然后,让我们一起走进图书馆的幕后,穿过熄灯后的工作区,沿着书籍的路径探索,看看传说中的还书槽另一端会发生什么。


本次活动面向 K-6 年级的儿童,须由至少一位成人陪同。活动限50人参加,请每位参与人员分别注册, 注册时间4月14日上午9点开始。

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

The Digital Media Lab is not available during this event.


April 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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