Zombie enthusiasts survive library event

They entered the Keller Public Library as normal kids Tuesday, but left as zombies.

Well, kind of.

After an evening at“Zombie Survival Day,” many of the survivors left looking the part.

Dozens of local teens turned out for the event, which included shooting zombie targets with Nerf guns, building a zombie survival kit, playing zombie board games and experimenting with zombie special effects makeup. Rae Cheney, the event’s organizer, said she used to be a theater teacher and knew from experience that students love to see how’d they look as the “undead.”

Cheney, young adult services librarian, said she put the event together as a part of Teen Read Week, the American Library Association’s annual adolescent literacy intiative. This year’s theme is “Turn Dreams into Reality,” but with Halloween approaching, Cheney decided to put a spookier spin on it by instead turning nightmares into reality.

“And who doesn’t like zombies?” she said.

Some participants said they heard about the event in advance, and being avid zombie fans, jumped at the chance for a hands-on zombie experience, followed by the “Warm Bodies” zombie movie.

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