The vote is in and the results are official! Our games for the tournaments on July 18 will be Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl. Mario Kart will be played in the morning, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Smash Bros contest will take place from 2:00-5:00 pm. Due to the game’s rating of T, the afternoon tournament will be limited to participants and spectators who have finished fifth through eighth grades. Students who have completed grades three through eight are eligible to register for the morning Mario Kart tournament.
There’s room for more contestants in both tournaments, so take your St. Charles library card in hand and register here or with ASK ME desk staff in Youth Services in person or by phone 630-584-9390.
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.