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Youth ages 10-16 invited to gaming drop-in day at library August 15

Decorah Public Library staff members are hosting the first in a series of free drop-in gaming sessions for young adults Friday August 15, 2-5 pm, in the lower level public meeting room. Attendees will have the opportunity to take turns playing Guitar Hero and sports games on the library’s new Nintendo Wii gaming console.
When Aug 15, 2008
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where in the Public Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Decorah Public Library staff members are hosting the first in a series of free drop-in gaming sessions for young adults Friday August 15 and Tuesday August 19, 2-5 pm, in the lower level public meeting room. Attendees will have the opportunity to take turns playing Guitar Hero and sports games on the library’s new Nintendo Wii gaming console.

 

The purchase of this equipment was made possible by a generous anonymous donation earmarked for the acquisition of new technology. Donated funds will also cover the purchase of a Dance, Dance Revolution game in the near future.

 

According to Kristin Torresdal, Administrative Coordinator at the library, “Gaming has become a widespread and extremely popular phenomenon at libraries and schools across the nation. Anyone who has been in the library between 3 and 6 pm can vouch for the fact that it’s unrealistic to expect kids to sit quietly and read every single day after school. Our goal in initiating gaming opportunities at the library is to provide a structured, supervised, yet fun and engaging activity for kids to take part in with their friends during the after school hours. Who knows? They may even decide to check a book or two out while they’re here.”

 

For more information, contact Lorraine Borowski or Kristin Torresdal at 382-3717.