We hope your summer was fun and you are off to another great school year! We have planned a number of gaming events this fall. You may have noticed that there are Family Drop-in Gaming dates each month. Students in 3rd through 8th grade are welcome to join us without their families. All that you need is your St. Charles library card. Show it at the door of the meeting room on the Family Drop-in Gaming date and you are in for up to three hours of video and board games. The next one will be on Monday, October 10 from 1:30 – 4:30 PM.
We’re back! If you’ve been waiting to try out our new Kinect games, tomorrow, January 28, is our first winter day of drop-in gaming for grades 3-8. Of course, all our Wii favorites are available, as well as the new Wii Party. All you need is your St. Charles Public Library card. Drop by between 4-5 PM any Friday from January 28 through March 25. You can practice for the tournament that will be held on April 1. BTW, we’re still looking for suggestions for a good tournament game. Remember, it must be rated E or E 10+.
National Gaming Day is Saturday, November 13. Wii, computer, and board games – We will have games for all ages at the St. Charles Public Library. Just drop in between 10 am and noon and 1 pm and 3:30 pm, with your family, friends or by yourself, for a great time!
Drop-In video gaming for students in grades 3 – 8 goes on through August 20, every Monday at and Friday at . All you need is your St. Charles library card. Come on in and challenge your friends and make new ones.
Family Gaming Day is Tuesday, August 17 from 1:30 to . Video games and board games for everyone! Drop on by!
If you weren’t at our 3rd Mario Kart tournament, you missed a lot of excitement! 25 students, in 3rd through 8th grade, played for 3 hours of riveting races. Everyone was a skilled racer. Once again, our winner, Lorenzo, had only registered that morning for the games, as had our second-placer, David. But late registration doesn’t mean anything–the third place racer, Jack, registered well in advance.
The game choice for our next tournament in December will be voted on by students who come to our open video gaming sessions. This summer open video gaming is held each Monday, from 10:30 to noon, and Friday, from 1:30 to 3. Come try out our new Playstation 3 games!
Come join us on Fridays for Wii gaming! Gaming is open for students in grades 3 – 8. Just show your St. Charles library card at the door. Anyone who brings a new gamer will receive a coupon for a treat, and so will their friend. Just two more weeks this fall, on December 11 and December 18 from 3:45 – 5:15 PM.
We had a successful first National Gaming Day at the library. Games were enjoyed by 36 people, ages four through adult, in the Helen Gale Story Room in Youth Services and the Carnegie Room on the mezzanine. People who played for an hour or more were entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for Game Stop. The winning person has been notified and their certificate is on its way. Look for more gaming opportunities in the upcoming Discover Your Library. Of course, we always have drop-in Wii gaming on Friday afternoons for grades 3 – 8, 3:45-5:15, through December 18.
We are counting down the days until the second annual National Gaming Day on Saturday, November 14.
Games are planned at the library from 10AM to noon and from 1 to 4 PM. Our Wii gaming cart will be set up in the Helen Gale Story Room in Youth Services. Individual laptops for Internet games will be in the Carnegie Community room on the mezzanine. Board games will be played in both spots. Please call to register or drop by! All ages are welcome!
Grades 3-8 Fridays, September 18 – December
18 3:45-5:15 p.m. Fourteen Fridays to drop in and play video
games. We have everything you need to game for 90 minutes: Wii games, remotes,
wheels, and more. Polish your skills for the Mario Kart Gaming Tournament on
December 29 and try other games as well. Show your St. Charles Library card at