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Library Virtual Escape Rooms

Welcome to Stanislaus County Library’s Virtual Escape Page. Below you will find links to Virtual Escape Rooms created by library staff. We plan to add games monthly. In an Escape Room (also known as a Panic or Breakout Room), you are invited to discover clues and solve puzzles to achieve a certain goal. Virtual Escape Rooms are nice because you can either work alone or with a group, but you are not timed.

Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:

  1. If you are using a social media app to access this game, we recommend that you copy the link and open it in a browser. You may lose progress, or exit the game completely, if you are playing within an app.
  2. If you find you want to go back to a prior screen, use the back button on the form, not on your browser.
  3. We use two kinds of models for escape rooms: linear and nonlinear. In a linear escape room, you must solve one puzzle before you are allowed to go on to the next one. The escape room is usually in the form of a story, and you progress through the story by clicking on a button that is usually labeled ‘next’ or ‘continue.’ In a nonlinear escape room, you have access to all the puzzles at one time and can solve them in any order before you click on the ‘submit’ button. In this type of escape, there is a list of puzzle locks you need to open on one side of the screen and a picture on the other side of the screen. You find the puzzles by clicking on various parts of the picture.
  4. With linear escapes, you cannot save the room, so you may want a piece of paper and pencil to keep track of your answers.
  5. Don’t be afraid of a wrong answer! You will either get a hint, find a red herring (a false clue), or encouragement to try again. Sometimes with multiple choice responses, a wrong answer just sends you back to the same page.
  6. The puzzles themselves come in a variety of formats: a coded message, a hidden object, a picture with objects to count and put in order, or a jigsaw puzzle are just a few examples. Read everything; the clue may be hidden in the text or it may be a link that takes you to another site to watch a video or read an article.

Good luck!

Siloutte of the Wizard of Oz characters: Scarecrow, Tin Man, Dorothy, and Lion. They are walking on a yellow road with green mountains to both sides and behind them. The mountains have peach colored spots all over them. Below that is a yellow rectangle with the words Wizard of Oz Escape Game https://sites.google.com/view/escapefromoz/home written in black lettering.

Wizard of Oz

This month's escape room is based on the Wizard of Oz. Take a walk down the yellow brick road and test your knowledge of the book, not the movie!

Square image with a smaller square section inside with a blue background. The county logo and the library logo are side by side in the top top center. Reading colors your world art themed escape. https://sites.google.com/view/summercolors/home. Around the blue square there are a variety of oil painted splotches with some in orange, blue, white, and red.

Reading Colors Your World

A new Art Themed Virtual Escape Room is featured this month to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, Reading Colors Your World.

Green background with the county logo in the top left corner and the library logo in the top right corner. Celebrate financial literacy month. Finance your escape with two levels of escape games. https://sites.google.com/view/youearnedit/home  https://sites.google.com/view/stantown/home with gold coins dropping from the words into a piggy bank.

Finance Your Escape Room

April is Financial Literacy Month, and we have not one, but two Digital Escape Rooms. You Earned It! is for younger kids. Welcome to Stantown is for the tween/teen and older audience. What a fun way to learn about financial matters.

Stanislaus County Library January in Stanislaus Virtual Escape Game with a blue background and snowflakes along both left and right sides.

January in Stanislaus

It's January in Stanislaus. The New Year's begun. Check out this Virtual Escape Room for some wintertime fun!.

Banned books week written on a yellow ribbon on top of a red book

Banned Books Week Room

Welcome to Banned Books Week, a time when we celebrate the freedom to read. Enjoy this digital escape room game.

Suffrage themed escape game in purple lettering on white background. Gold stars in a line with a purple background at the bottom. Includes the library and Stanislaus County logos as well as a small box with the word vote on it.

Women's Suffrage Room

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote in the United States, we invite you to play this digital escape room game. Learn about the Women’s Suffrage Movement and meet some of the people involved in the effort to give women the right to vote.

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Heroes of Mythology Room

Discover heroes of Greek Mythology in this new escape room available here.

Baseball themed virtual escape game. Words are in a diamond shape with a white background. Baseballs on the grass are in the background.

Baseball Escape Room

Wish you could go to a baseball game? This digital escape room is a fun virtual baseball experience. Look for baseball-themed reading suggestions for kids and adults too!

Stanislaus County Library presents Welcome to the Fair. Image has a green and blue background

Fair Escape Room

It's time for summer fun at the fair! Explore all areas of the virtual fair to find the clues in this fun escape room!

Always Winter a Narnia themed escape room with a blue background and snowflakes at the top.

Narnia Escape Room

Enjoy this Narnia themed escape room. It’s winter in Narnia, all because of Jadis the white witch and her wand. Can you stop Jadis by finding and taking her wand.

Bookcase filled with books, a bear, a laptop, a trophy and a cell phone with the words Stanislaus County Library across the top.

Library Escape Room

Have fun with this library themed digital escape room, created by library staff as part of our Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff. Find the clues hidden in the bookshelf image.