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Public library's escape room provides teens with a mystery to solve

The Campbell County Public Library seems an unlikely place to subject willing teenagers to the crucible of racing against a clock and the impending doom of a room filling with water, threatening to drown them.

One day last week it was just such a place — at least in the teens’ minds.

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Rayne Hoem, 15, from left, Jaelynn Sisel, 13, and Brendon Miller, 14, piece together clues while attempting to successfully complete an escape room at the Campbell County Public Library last week.

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Brendon Miller, 14, reads a clue while participating in an escape room at the Campbell County Public Library.

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Above, Rayne Hoem, 15, left, and Brendon Miller, 14, attempt to unlock the final challenge as the remaining minutes of the escape room ticked off the clock last week at the Campbell County Public Library. The team fell just seconds short of saving Kenjamin, the kidnapped octopus. Below, Miller reads a clue.

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Brendon Miller, 14, tries various combinations in an attempt to unlock one of the obstacles required to successfully complete an escape room.

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Rayne Hoem, 15, searches under tables for the first clue of the Campbell County Public Library escape room Tuesday.

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Youth services coordinator Marcy Mathis watches the escape room participants struggle to piece together clues at the Campbell County Public Library Tuesday afternoon.

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