With an application of makeup, a camera and some lines from a script, teens transformed into zombies overtaking the Pittsburg Public Library on Wednesday.
"It's easy to just show a movie to the kids, but we thought we would do something different and be more creative and do or own thing," says Bev Clarkson, the Assistant Director of the Pittsburg Public Library. "So, this is just a way to bring kids into our library and do something fun."
Clarkson says Teen Read Week is an initiative by the American library association to get kids to read for fun.
This year the kids are making a movie titled "It came from the library", a story about zombies taking over the Pittsburg library.
"Librarians say activities like this teach reading and writing in creative ways," says actress Sarah Walden.
"We have written the script, so they are writing, they are memorizing the lines," says Clarkson. "They are showing up here on time,prepared to do everything. So they learn quite a few skills."
"I just got to dress up like a zombie and go around scaring people," says Walden. "It's fun."
"I like coming here, and I like zombies and scary stuff," says actor Cameron Lee.
Lee says he has fun with the programs the Young Adult Advisory Council provides at the library, and this was just one more he wanted to enjoy.
"It's cool because I get to see myself on the movie screen," says Lee.
The zombies say they have made friends through the filming process, which made becoming zombies a little less deadly.
The finished movie will premiere October 29 at 6 p.m. at the Pittsburg Public Library.
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