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Trivia Night at a Tiny Library: It Can Be Done! | Programming Librarian

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:42:19 GMT

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:42:19 GMT

As I have received a lot of emails from people wanting the trivia slides or more information on the event, I figured I'd post here to make things a little easier :) The event was from 7:00-9:00 PM, and the first 20 minutes or so was just attendees enjoying snacks and socializing/checking out the decor. This worked out well as we always have a few latecomers, and the extra time helped me get a few last-minute things done. I believe I had 5 rounds with 25 questions in each round, and we ended the game around 8:50. Between each round, I drew names for prizes. For prizes, I ordered a few small things (stickers, magnets, posters) from Redbubble - just search The Office and there is tons of stuff! I also had some larger prizes - including Pam's teapot from Jim, a Dwight bobblehead, and a World's Best Boss mug - that I got on Amazon and eBay for reasonable prices. The winning team received Dundie awards, which were cheap plastic trophies from Amazon that I labeled with my label-maker with the categories featured on the show (Whitest Sneaker Award, Hottest in the Offic e, etc.). The prizes were definitely a big hit, and they were probably what I spend the most $$ on for the event. To advertise for the event, I mainly just used Facebook. I created an event and did paid advertising for it through Facebook - the ad ran from two weeks before the event right up until the day of. I think that ended up costing around $20. Leading up to the event, I posted fun "sneak peeks" of prizes on the event page, like a Boomerang video of the Dwight bobblehead nodding and a photo of me pretending to pour Pam's teapot from Jim up my nose (if you've seen the episode, you'll know that Dwight does this to clear his sinuses). I also posted a video of my husband dressed up as Dwight that was quite popular - he was very convincing. I think these things got people really excited for the event. Other than that, I also personally invited patrons and friends who I knew were fans of The Office and asked them to bring a few of their friends. The file for the slideshow was so big that I have to use Dropbox to share it, so here's the link for that. I do apologize that there are no answers included - I know the show so well myself that I knew all the answers in my head :) And if you'd like to see more photos from the event, they can be found on our Facebook page if you scroll down a bit (the program was on May 3rd): Have fun, and let me know how it goes!!