Several new games are available, or will be available soon. Jump Start Pet Rescue, Littlest Pet Shop, Endless Ocean, Up, Monsters vs Aliens, Baseball Blast!, New Super Mario Brothers and Katamari Forever. If you don’t see them at the ASK ME desk, be sure to put them on hold. If you have seen the games at the ASK ME desk, you will know that most of them never make it back, they just keep on checking out.
On Tuesday, March 30, we will hold a DDR-Dance, Dance Revolution- tournament as part of Spring Break Gaming day. You don’t need to be experienced in playing the game, everyone in grades 3 – 8 with a St. Charles Library card is welcome. Bring your dancing talents! Click here to register online. You can also drop by the ASK ME desk or call 630-584-9390. Have your library card handy! Watch this blog for tournament rules next week. In the mean time, come practice on our new wireless Wii dance mats during drop-in gaming, every Friday from 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM.
Happy New Year! We have several new games for check out in Youth Services: LEGO Rock Band, LEGO Indiana Jones 2, Little King’s Story, MySims Agents, and SimAnimals. You probably won’t find them in their place at the ASK ME desk, but you can put a hold on them through the catalog. Never put a hold on anything before? Here’s how to do it.
There were many surprises at our Mario Kart gaming tournament on December 29. Participants who ranked lowest after the preliminary rounds bested kids who ranked much higher. ‘Just goes to show that you don’t ever know how well you will do! Our first-place winner was Brett, who had only heard of the tournament that morning and registered just in time! Our next tournament will be DDR-Dance Dance Revolution, at 1:30 on March 30. Break out your dance pads!
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.