Will you be ready for International Games Day on November 16? We will be running open video games and board games between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Huntley Meeting Room at the St. Charles Public Library.
On tap will be Mario Kart Wii time trials. Players will get the chance to be stacked up against racers from all seven continents! For those of you with an artistic bent, we will be playing our brand-new Just Dance Disney Party for Kinect and LEGO Rock Band on PS3.
If you prefer good, old-fashioned board games, come by and try out two new ones, Crossways and Tapple (check out instructions for playing Tapple, below), both donated by USAopoly. And we have many others: Come by and see!
This event has always been popular with families and solo gamers. Come one, come all!
This past Saturday, November 3, was International Games Day. The St. Charles Public Library celebrated by having open video and board gaming in the morning and afternoon. Preschoolers, elementary and middle school students– even one high school and one college student–participated with parents or by themselves. Some took advantage of our Rock Band set and played LEGO Rock Band. Some tested their skills on Kinect Adventures and Twister Mania. One family really had a great time playing the board game Labyrinth, provided for this event by Ravensburger Games.
Several students tried their hand at achieving their best time to compete with libraries all over the world in the Mario Kart time trials. Our top three players have compared very well against other libraries. Ethan’s time came in second on Luigi Circuit, Sophia’s time was second lowest on Mario Circuit and on Mushroom Gorge. Everett’s time on Coconut Mall is, so far, the best. All libraries haven’t been posted on the leaderboards yet, but St. Charles players are stacking up very well.
This was the fifth year that libraries across the country have set aside a National Gaming Day. The popularity grew to include libraries around the world, and the day has been renamed International Games Day.
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 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.
New video games are coming and will soon be available to check out or put on hold. For Wii, we already have Build-a-Bear Workshop: Friendship Valley, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Heroes, Monopoly Streets, and the Smurfs Dance Party. For PS3, Disney’s Bolt has arrived. Cars 2 and Monopoly Streets will also be available in PS3 and XBOX 360. Bolt is coming for Wii and XBOX360.
Coming soon for Wii only are Honda Fever, Hot Wheels Track Attack, Namco Museum Megamix, New Carnival Games, and Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover. Other games soon to be available for all three consoles are: Ben 10, Ultimate Alien, De Blob 2 and Kung Fu Panda. Coming for you PS3 baseball fans will be MLB 11: The Show.
Keep your eye out. All of these new games will all soon be available to check out.
A lot of new games have been ordered and are available to check out or put on hold.For Wii, Backyard Sports Football: Rookie Rush, Cars toon: Mater’s Tall Tales, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Epic Mickey, Guilty Party, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, MySims Party, MySims Sky Heroes, Spore Hero, Wii Party and Wipeout the Game. ModNation Racers is new for Playstation 3. For your new Kinect: Adrenalin Misfits, Kinectimals and Kinect Sports. Are there games you don’t see and would like? Please feel free to put in a request,