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Play The Game @ Your Library!


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Play the Game @ Your Library presentation at the 2008 Kentucky Public Library Association Conference, in Bowling Green, KY.

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Play The Game @ Your Library!

  1. 1. Play the game @ your library! Emily Burkot: [email_address] Catherine Williams: [email_address]
  2. 2. Why game night? <ul><ul><li>Will get teens (especially boys) into the library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes social development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>become the “cool” librarian! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What do I need? <ul><ul><li>STAFF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gamecube </li></ul><ul><li>PS2 </li></ul><ul><li>Wii </li></ul><ul><li>TVs </li></ul><ul><li>-or- </li></ul><ul><li>Data Projector </li></ul>
  4. 4. How much will it cost? <ul><ul><li>Gamecube: $99. Extra controllers: $20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PS2: $129. Extra controllers: $20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours of entertainment: Priceless. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What problems might we run into? <ul><ul><li>Behavior problems (noise, vandalism, crowding)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we limit the types of games? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we have open attendance, or place an age limit? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What good things might we see? <ul><ul><li>Book Discussions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teens leaving with stacks of books. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teens hanging out with people they wouldn't normally socialize with. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teens having fun in the library! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Teen Game Night
  8. 8. Tween Game Night
  9. 9. Don’t forget the snacks!