Step through the automatic glass doors of the Orlando Public Library, hang a left and soon after you’ll start to hear it. The rolling of dice. Outbursts of laughter. Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend” playing from a nearby cellphone speaker.
It’s this melody of sounds — and the noticeable lack of shushing — that makes it evident: You’ve entered no ordinary space of this downtown library.
Which is just as UCF history graduate Phil Zoshak ’09 would prefer it for the library’s Teen Zone and his after-school gaming program, Hero Spark.
Established in 2015, Hero Spark uses strategic card, board and role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons to help 11-to-18-year-olds grow as individuals.
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