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National Gaming Day!

Over thirty teens participated in our celebration of “National Gaming Day @ Your Library” on November 14. Overall, participating libraries had 31,296 players nationwide, double the number from 2008.

KPL teens played online against Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Darien, MA. We had video gamers as well as an enthusiastic group of card gamers.

The American Library Association sponsors this event to showcase that libraries are about much more than books. Video games complement our other services and expand our reach into the community. The games give kids a chance to practice reading, writing, and computing in a safe environment surrounded by their friends, library staff, books, and knowledge. What’s not to like about that?!

The comments from KPL teens and teens across the country are very positive. We like to be called “awesome”!

Enjoy some photos of our National Gaming Day and come visit soon.

Book

ALA National Gaming Day 2009
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalamazoopubliclibrary/sets/72157622750083721/

 


National Gaming Day!

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Over thirty teens participated in our celebration of “National Gaming Day @ Your Library” on November 14. Overall, participating libraries had 31,296 players nationwide, double the number from 2008.

KPL teens played online against Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Darien, MA. We had video gamers as well as an enthusiastic group of card gamers.

The American Library Association sponsors this event to showcase that libraries are about much more than books. Video games complement our other services and expand our reach into the community. The games give kids a chance to practice reading, writing, and computing in a safe environment surrounded by their friends, library staff, books, and knowledge. What’s not to like about that?!

The comments from KPL teens and teens across the country are very positive. We like to be called “awesome”!

Enjoy some photos of our National Gaming Day and come visit soon.

Book

ALA National Gaming Day 2009
extreme-apples-160
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalamazoopubliclibrary/sets/72157622750083721/

 

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 11/27/2009 09:12:59 AM | 


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