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EXCITE Transformation for Libraries: Ferguson Library

"Locked City Escape," Ferguson Library, Stamford

The Ferguson Library will offer "Locked City Escape," an escape room experience in which teams of new adults will work together to solve a series of puzzles using creativity, logic, and collaboration.

Project Details

Project Name: Locked City Escape Room: Connect – Collaborate – Unlock

Purpose: Provide a fun, challenging, social, physical and immersive experience at the library for new adults.

Grant Funding Amount: $1,800

Key Elements:

Small intimate groups of people come together in a social gaming environment to “escape” a scenario based on pop-culture themes.

A physical adventure game where teams will solve a series of puzzles using creativity, logic, and collaboration.

Target Audience: College students and young professionals

Community Support: Trap't Escape Room Adventures, Franklin Street Works, Sacred Heart University, UConn Stamford, Friends of the Ferguson Library

Use of grant funds: graphic design, room design consultant, marketing materials, locks, puzzles, and supplies

Why: New adults in Stamford want to meet people and make friends, connect with the local scene, advance their careers, find intellectual stimulation outside of work, discover entertainment in their home city, and have fun while taking on a collaborative challenge.

Team Members

EXCITE team from Ferguson Library

Frank Skornia, Elizabeth McKay, Marissa Bucci, Emmanuel Doreste, Elizabeth Joseph

The Ferguson Library has 80.3 FTE employees.

Presentation Slide

Locked City Escape Room presentation slide


This pilot of EXCITE Transformation for Libraries and the seed grants awarded to pilot libraries were funded by the State of Connecticut and the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

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