We dont’ feel like sitting on our hands while we’re waiting for the gaming grant to be approved. I’ve been working with our Teen Services Librarian to get a gaming night going. Like many great things, this event will be cheap and easy. Since we don’t own any gaming consoles, we asked if people could bring some in. This turned out to not be a problem.
We have a projector which will display the game, DDR is the last I heard, and some A/V equipment for good sound. So besides a bit of staff time talking about this, and the staff time of running the event, this program will cost about $25. For food. Not too shabby for getting kids into the library on a Friday night.
He’s had an extremely high (and fast) response rate to the email he sent out telling kids about the program, and I’ll be sure to report back after the fact.
What’s so special about video games? It is where kids are at. Think you might have some sci-fi or romance readers passionate about what they like? Kids are even more crazy for video games. We’re happy to provide them with a social, community based outlet in which to enjoy themselves.