When you’re able to compile a list based on video games that feature the growing of plants as part of their gameplay, it’s a testament to the wide array of games available for check out in the library’s collection. The following is a list of games for players with a green thumb, and in some cases an adventurous spirit. As usual they are all rated E for Everyone, so even the youngest of farmers can kill time until our cold weather permits outdoor gardening. More information on the ESRB rating system can be found here.
Now that we’ve survived the polar vortexes of winter, it’s time to celebrate with a dance party! Some of the video games available in the library’s catalog incorporate motion capture technology that are leaps and bounds more interactive than the Dance Dance Revolution-esque four-way step pads of the past. As usual, each game is ESRB rated E for Everyone, meaning even the youngest dancers can join the groove! In fact, a few of the games are catered specifically to younger age groups with Disney and Nickelodeon characters. More information on the ESRB is available here. Remember, the games listed need the Xbox Kinect or Playstation Move to function properly.
Walk by 707 Vermont St. where the new old Library is under construction: you can see the children’s area shaping up. We will be on the east side, where new outer walls are going up. Inside you can see the framing for the children’s staff offices/storytime room area, and admire the extra space that is being added to the public area. The corners will have large glass windows, and slat windows along the exterior walls will bring in plenty of natural light. We are choosing new furniture and toys, and looking forward to lots of space for special displays on our 48-inch-high kid-friendly shelves!
So you’re wondering if games are right for you or your child. Should you invest in the next generation of systems or, more importantly, the next generation of gamers? I endorse video games for what they are. But more importantly, I endorse video games for what they should be – what they teach, what they develop, what they become. I’d like to make a case for the playing of video games and in doing so reveal a bit about myself. Read More..
“Dude, what time is it?”
“Dude, its Adventure Time!”
If you just smiled when you read the above quotes, you must be familiar with the popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Now in its fifth season Adventure Time follows the capers of Jake the Dog and Finn Read More..
It’s getting cold out there! The chilly mornings make it hard to get out the door, so here’s a storytime to try at home. Alternate between a book and rhyme or two and you’re set!
If you would like to add more to the storytime, you can create some streamer pom poms to move and shake during the songs about autumn leaves and blowing wind. Take crepe paper Read More..
Join us, along with Hometown Games, for a morning filled with board, card, and dice games! Learn a new game, make some new friends, or come play an old favorite. This event is open to all ages, so bring your family and friends to try out some new games and have fun.
When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 9:00-11:30 am
Where: Library Events Space
This event is part of an international day of gaming in libraries put together by the American Library Association. We are also participating in a global game of gossip as well as an International Super Smash Bros. Tournament for teens.
When I was in grade school I would faithfully watch the Mr. Wizard television show every week. I would gaze in amazement as he mixed beakers of liquid and they miraculously changed colors, or poured substances into a paper cone that would bubble, foam, and then harden into a solid Styrofoam shape. During that time period my father would often return from trade shows and tell Read More..
If you haven’t checked it out yet, many popular franchises undergo a LEGO treatment as a cross promotion meant for the fans of popular movies and the popular building block toys. Many times the LEGO version tends to lend itself to being more kid friendly than the original work. Because of this, these games might be a nice building block Read More..
If you have been looking in the Picture Book section in the Children’s Area lately, you have noticed what seems like general disarray. The shelves are looking bare and the familiar books are not where they used to be! There is a plan.
We are organizing the picture books into general Read More..