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.
National Gaming Day on November 12 was an entertaining day for everyone. 16 families came by and tried their hands at Kinect Sports, Mario Kart Wii and LEGO Rock Band. Some even broke out the board games and tried our two newest, The Greatest Day Ever and Loaded Questions Jr, which were provided to libraries across the country just for participating in National Gaming Day.
It never ceases to delight me that gamers are a sharing group of kids. They all seem willing to give each other hints on how to play the game. Seven families qualified for the drawing by staying an hour or more. The winner has been notified by email and a gift card is on the way through snail mail.
If you missed this year, National Gaming Day is a yearly event. We also have regular drop-in gaming events. You can find the dates in Discover Your Library and on the Youth Services Event Registration Calendar.
Get ready for the next all-day gaming event, as St. Charles Public Library once again takes part in National Gaming Day, on Saturday, November 12. Open games will be held in the morning and the afternoon. Tell your friends, bring your family! Be sure to bring your St. Charles Public library card.
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.
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.
The Yu-Gi-Oh tournament was a hit. 15 students aged 8 through 14 competed for 3 and half hours to a gripping conclusion. One competitor was playing with a deck he had only acquired the day before. Another won all his matches except for the last one, coming in second-place. The winner hadn’t played for a year, and had come looking for new friends to play with. There were many requests for a repeat. We couldn’t have done it without our expert, Peter, who came from another library. ‘Want more tournaments? Please let us know.
New games have been ordered and will soon be available for check-out.
- For Kinect, we will soon have Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do.
- For Playstation 3, Little Big Planet 2.
- For Playstation 3 and XBOX360, Portal 2.
- For all 3 consoles, Playstation 3, Wii and XBOX360, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and Hasbro Family Game Night 3
Put your favorites on hold before they arrive!
Wow! I can’t believe it has been two months since I blogged! Since my last entry, we had a great Mario Kart tournament. Our winner, David, had joined us for previous tournaments. I guess persistence pays off!
Due to popular demand, this summer’s game tournament will be Yu-Gi-Oh, on July 28. Prizes will be more Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Bring your best deck to see how it stacks up against others’!
If you haven’t registered for tomorrow’s Mario Kart tournament yet, you have until 5 PM today. Click here to begin registration. The question has come up about using nunchuks for the tournament. Yes, we have nunchuks and you may use them, if that is your choice. ‘See you all tomorrow!