Township Teens Answer Call To Take ‘Mannequin Challenge’ At Main Library

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A handful of township teenagers spent part of Dec. 27 standing absolutely still.

On purpose.

The teens answered the call put out by the Franklin Township Public Library’s main branch to participate in the Library Mannequin Challenge. The idea behind pop culture’s latest craze is to be videod while standing still, and then have that video posted on social networking sites. Some challenges involve people assuming different poses each time they are highlighted, and others feature music soundtracks.

For Maureen Langley, the FTPL’s young adult librarian, the challenge was a way to introduce more kids to the library.

“I know it’s something that teens get really excited about,” she said.

Langley videoed the teens three times, after which the videos were posted to the library’s Instagram page.

“My goal is always to do things not only that are valuable to them, but also that they are excited to do,” she said. “So in this case, this is something that gives them a chance to express themselves and get creative and hang out and just see the library as something different and not just books.”

“Because we love books, but we want to encourage them to explore other things,” Langley said.


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