Drop in and join us this Saturday, November 3, for International Games Day. We will be running video and board games, from 10 am-Noon and 1-4 pm, in the Huntley Meeting Room.
Calling all Mario Kart players! New this year will be Mario Kart trials. We will be comparing our highest scores against scores from libraries all over the world!
Even if Mario Kart or video games aren’t your thing, we hope you will join us for board games. The online game company, Ravensburger, has donated their new game, Labyrinth, a race for treasures in a moving maze. We’re looking forward to trying it out.
After hours, from 4:30-9 pm, Humans vs. Zombies will be roaming through the Library. You must be in high school or older. If you would like to test your survival skills, register by November 1 at the Information Services desk on the main level of the library. Parents of students under the age of 18 must sign a permission form.
New games have been ordered and will soon be on their way. Test your thinking skills with American Mensa Academy for Wii. The classic Nintendo character is back with Kirby’s Dream Collection for Wii. For you racers, we will have Dreamworks Super Star Kartz, including all your favorite Dreamworks characters, for PS3, XBOX360 and Wii. Get your Olympic sports fix playing Summer Stars 2012, with 18 arcade-style sports, for PS3 and Wii.
Do you want to be one of the first to be able to play them? Just visit our catalog and place them on hold with your St. Charles Library card number and PIN.
New video games have been ordered. Some are already here. What are they, you ask? Just take a look:
For PS3, Wii and WBOX 360:
Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Brave the Video game, LEGO Batman 2, Madagascar 3 and Pro Evo Soccer
For XBOX360 and PS3:
FIFA Street 4
For Wii and XBOX360:
Ice Age Continental Drift
For XBOX360, of course:
Kinect Rush: Disney Pixar
For Wii, only:
Rhythm Heaven Fever and Sonic Colors
When you are in the library, come by the Youth Services department to see what’s here. You can also place holds on all of them through our catalog.
There was great competition at last Monday’s Yu-Gi-Oh tournament. Simon, who won our last two tournaments, came with plans to win again. Brothers once again combatted brothers in the final brackets of competition. And Simon’s best friend, Daniel won, beating Simon, whom Daniel said he has never been able to beat before. Peter Thompson, who runs tournaments for us, brought some of his best cards to give to players who didn’t make it to the final 3. Third place winner, Zeph, walked away with the Order of Chaos Special Edition deck. Simon took home a Wave 2 Galaxy –Eyes Photon tin. Daniel won the Duel Academy Years box.
Want to join our next tournament? On January 4 we will have a Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament. Registration begins on September 8.
This summer’s Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, for students who have finished grades 3-8, will be held on Monday, July 30, from 1:30-5:00 PM. If you would like to join it, please register with your St. Charles Public Library card at our registration calendar or Ask Youth Services.
- When you arrive at the tournament, you must check in with the tournament organizers.
- Tournament sign-in will be open from approximately 1:15 – 1:25 PM. Walk-in registrants will not be accepted, unless pre-registrants have not arrived by 1:25 PM.
- No new registrations will be taken after 1:25 PM. We will begin the tournament once all players are signed in.
- All players may remain for the entire 3-1/2 hours. Cheer your friends to victory!
- Prizes will be Yu-Gi-Oh card packs
- The tournament will be played in advanced format: the forbidden list is in effect and will be enforced. The forbidden and limited lists can be accessed at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html
- No counterfeit cards allowed.
- Players’ main deck must have a minimum of 40 cards and a maximum of 60 cards. Both the Side Deck and Extra Deck can have any number of cards up to a maximum of 15.
- Decks will be checked before the tournament starts.
- Players will be assigned numbers and paired randomly.
- Players 5 or more minutes late to any round will automatically take a game loss.
- Players 10 or more minutes late to any round will lose that round.
- All players will play 4 matches regardless of their win/loss record.
- Following the Preliminary Rounds the top 8 players will advance to the Single Elimination Rounds.
- Single Elimination Rounds are best of 3 games.
- Each round is limited to 30 minutes.
We are looking forward to opening Family Gaming this July. New this summer is a schedule of games. Monday, July 2, from 2-3 PM, will be MarioKart and XBOX Carnival Games. Tuesday, July 3, from 10:30-11:30 AM, we will set up Wii Sports Resort and Kinect Adventures.
To help you recover from the Fourth, on Thursday, July 5, from 4-5 PM, we’ll have Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure on Wii and Kinect Sports. To finish the week, on Friday, July 6, from 10:30-11:30 AM, we’ll set up LEGO Rockband on Playstation and Kinectimals. Of course, board games will also be available. Just drop by and show your family’s St. Charles Library card. Students 8 years old and older may join in without parents.
Of course, we will not abandon gaming the rest of the summer. The schedule for the rest of July will be: Monday, July 9, from 10:30-11:30 AM, Mario Party 8 and Kinectimals; Monday, July 16, from 4-5 PM, LEGO Rockband and Great Dinosaur Escape and Thursday, July 26, from 2-3 PM, Wii MarioKart and Kinect Adventures. While you are here, you can pick up the schedule for August or just watch this space.
Check-out our YS page for more events and programming available this summer!
Wednesday’s MarioKart Tournament was another exciting gaming event. 20 kids came ready to play, from newbies to pros. The top 16 scorers who made it to the prelims were tough competitors and great sports. Two brothers, Simon and Malcolm, took 1st and 3rd places. 2nd place went to a veteran of our tournaments, Ethan, who has competed in several previous. Think you missed out? This summer we will run our second annual Yu-Gi-Oh tournament on July 30. Ask your friends about the fun we had last year and keep an eye out for Discover Your Library, coming out in May, for your opportunity to register.
If you haven’t registered for the MarioKart Tournament next Wednesday, March 28, there is still time. Have your library card in hand and register online or call the ASK ME desk at 630-584-9390. Participants must be students in 3rd through 8th grade with St. Charles Public Library cards. Tournament information and rules will follow later this week.
New games have been ordered and are either already in the library or on their way. Either way, they can be put on hold for your St. Charles library card. For Wii only: ATV fever, Disney Universe, Go Vacation, Mario: Sports Mix, Nicktoons MLB and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. For XBOX360 only: Carnival games: Monkey See, Monkey Do. For all three consoles, Wii, XBOX360 and PS3: LEGO Disney Pirates of the Caribbean, Tony Hawk: Shred and Puss in Boots. Check the catalog. We would like to hear about games you would like us to purchase. Please have your St. Charles library card in hand and click here to make a request. We can’t purchase everything, but all requests will be considered.