Library transforms into chocolate factory at teen program Feb. 13

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Jan. 29, 2014) – The Stillwater Public Library is hosting its annual Teen Chocolate Festival on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m.  Students in 6-12 grades will be playing games and contests, exploring chocolate related books, watching a film and sampling lots and lots of chocolate.

 “This year the event’s theme is the book, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’” said Emily States, young adult librarian.  “The teen advisory committee was excited about watching the classic Willy Wonka film and creating a fun and nutty chocolate factory atmosphere.”

According to States, participants are being encouraged to dress up as their favorite Willy Wonka character. 

“We want to have an even better atmosphere with the costumes, but they are not mandatory,” said States.  “However, teens who dress up might just be eligible for a special prize!” 

Besides the movie, participants will play chocolate related games like chocolate trivia and bingo.  They will then get access to library’s river of chocolate in the form of a chocolate fountain, which is back by popular demand.  Marshmallows, graham crackers, pretzels, brownies, Oreos, strawberries, and more will be available for dipping. 

Throughout the night, young adults will have a chance to win one of five “golden tickets.”   The golden ticket winners will get to tour the Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory as a group on Saturday, Feb. 22, where they will sample even more chocolate and learn the secrets of making fudge. 

Registration for the event is strongly encouraged.  To sign-up, call 405-372-3633 x8106 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck Street.  Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Library information is available online at http://library.stillwater.org