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Glowing Reviews: Blacklight Bash a Raving Success

Sharon Verbeten


Cue the lights and music! As much as my co-workers joked that I was planning a rave, I was over-the-top excited to plan a Blacklight Bash for tweens at my library last summer. And while it wasn’t as crazy as a rave, attendees were raving about how much fun they had!

Pre-pandemic, I visited a local museum that hosted a blacklight exhibit, which was truly immersive and mesmerizing—the posters, the artwork, the lighting, the science all combined into a sensory smorgasbord. If I thought it was cool, I knew tweens would too.

I had also read an article years ago about a blacklight party a librarian in Illinois had created for teens, so I used some of her tips as I planned my event.

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