Escape your way to literary fun, games

This year's Iola Reads campaign focuses on Chris Grabenstein's book "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library," with elaborate displays set up at Iola Elementary School. a number of games and activities are planned.


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October 5, 2023 - 3:31 PM

The Iola Elementary School Library has been transformed into Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, based on a book by Chris Grabenstein, and featured as this year’s Iola Reads Young Adult selection. A series of activities are planned to celebrate the book. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register
Chris Grabenstein

“The coolest library in the world” is coming to Iola.

Iola Reads has picked “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library,” by Chris Grabenstein, as its Young Adult selection for 2023.

The book offers an adventure that leaps from the pages to the halls of Iola Elementary School and the Iola Public Library. Both libraries have been converted into mysterious labyrinths of puzzles, puns, prizes and surprises.