Our third and biggest Mario Kart Tournament will take place next week, on Tuesday, December 29. You still have time to register to compete. You can register from this link. Don’t miss this final, fun event of the year!
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!
New video games have arrived! New titles include: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Gallop & Ride, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Toy Story Mania and Where the Wild Things Are. If you can’t find them at the library, you should put them on hold. Games are popular and are practically never in the library, they are always checked out!
Did you know that St. Charles Public Library has had video games to check out since September 2008? We have games for Playstation 3, Wii and XBOX 360. To find a list of the games you can check out in the Youth Services department, click on Quick Links in our online catalog and scroll down to click Youth Console Games. If you want to see just the games for your console, we can help. Just contact the Ask Me desk whenever you visit the library, or call us at 630-584-9390.
Welcome to our new gaming blog! You can look here for updates on gaming programs in Youth Services and for new video games you can check out from our department. We want to hear from you! It’s easy, all you need to do is register as a member. If you feel that you want to say something, please look at our Guidelines For Commenting.
Tuesday, December 29
Calling all Nintendo Wii gamers! Get in on the tournament where the
biggest stars, Mario, Link, Pikachu, Solid Snake, Sonic the Hedgehog and others
will be on the big screen. How do your gaming skills match up with others? We
have Wii remotes and wheels. All participants must agree to Tournament Rules.
Tournament Information – Mario Kart
Fridays, September 18 – December
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
Family: All Ages
Grandparents – come with or bring your
Saturday, November 14
10-Noon & 1-4
Board games, video games, computer games – drop by for an hour or two or
more to test your skills with members of your family or with other participants.
Stop by the ASK ME Desk in Youth Services and/or the Adult Information Services
Desk to sign-in for gaming during the designated five hours. Everyone who
participates for an hour will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates.