Monday, April 11, 2005

Gaming and Libraries - Bloomington Public Library right on!

For a wonderful look at what libraries can do with gaming and young adults, it doesn't get any better than the Game Fest coming up at the Bloomington Public Library in Illinois. The Information Technology Department is working with the Young Adult Department to offer GameFest the night of April 15 and a bunch of other great activities!

From the website:

"More Game and More Fun
In Bloomington Public Library's Community room, we will offer Dance Dance Revolution on the Xbox, Gran Turismo 3 on the Playstation 2, Movies, Board Games (Chess, Monopoly, Twister, etc) and plenty of tables for Collectable Card Games (CCGs) such as Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic the Gathering. For all CCGs, you will need to provide your own cards. The Library no longer provides Yu-Gi-Oh decks for play. Be sure to come ready to play as the library will be keeping track of the winners through out the night on all the different events. Water, Pizza and Chips will be provided, but they need to remain away from the games and are not allowed in the Technology Room.

In Bloomington Public Library's Technology Room, we will once again be offering the LAN game Desert Combat. We have a maximum of 16 players at a time divided in to teams of 8. Don't worry if you don't know how to play, the first session of the night will be a learning round for new players. Also the library will have "Cheat Sheets" available with the more common commands that are used in the game. Each session will consist of three 15 minute rounds on three maps. One Map will be more person to person combat, the second map will be a mix of persons and vehicles and the third map will be a large map mainly for vehicle combat. The highest scoring player from each team in each round will be invited back at the end of the night for a Championship event that will include a few surprise players from the Information Technology Service's Desert Combat team. This was a lot of fun last time, and everyone enjoyed going up against the library's players.
arians from the Adult Services department"

For more information on this great event, contact Matt Gullett at!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually the library's players were members of the ITS department,not Adult Service Librarians.