Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gaming @ the Library

I just got home from workshop about gaming @ the library. We got lots of good info, even though it was very much an overview, we didn't get into much detail. The best part though, was that our presenter arranged for Game Crazy to come by with a Wii set up to play Wii sports and an XBox set up top play Guitar Hero.

I soooo want a Wii now. I just wish they weren't $300+.

Plus, all our workshops should be this fun.


100LittleDolls said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Yes, with accessories and such you can end up dropping more than $300 on the Wii. My roommate and I went in on it together, that's the only way we were able to afford to get it.

A close friend of mine got a job post-graduation at our college's library and they bought a Wii. I think that's a brilliant idea--bring the expensive game consoles and games to us poor ones.

Mickle said...

It was a lot of fun! I should get paid to play games every day. :)

Re: buying a console, the problem is, our library is pretty poor. It's not much bigger than my parents living room and serves a very small community, so buying our branch a game console isn't terribly doable.

However, we've had some hugely to moderately successful game nights (by our standards) before by borrowing equipment. I think we could afford to eventually invest in a smaller flat screen TV and then we would only have to borrow a consoles for the events.

Plus, it turns out there are libraries already circulating games! Should have known someone had already figured that one out. I'm not sure I can get my manager or the Friends of the Library to back that quite yet, but I might be able to get the teens to get involved in a game trading program. Or even start the collection themselves with a few used games, using the money the earned by helping the Friends at the book sale. If that works, we might then be able to convince the powers that be to invest in games for circulation.

100LittleDolls said...


Circulating games is such a good idea.