Finding entertainment for families can be tricky. That's why it is so important for libraries to provide programming for everyone. We started two monthly programs this past fall.
Minecraft is a fun game that can be played online or not. The library currently has the XBox one version, and we network the consoles together so up to eight players can experience the same world. We have moderators to "keep the peace" and help players along in the game if necessary.
If we have more than eight players, we provide Lego, Zoobs, and crafts to enjoy as players wait for their turns. At the end of the program, we will have a building contest, and the winner will get a prize.
Pokemon is played with decks of cards. Players bring their deck to the library to compete with the other players. A bracket is set up to determine who gets to play in the final position and become the Grand Champion for the month. Don't have your deck? That's OK. We do have some for you to use during the tournament. However, they may have to be shared with other players throughout the day.
Everyone is welcome to the programs, and we invite all ages to participate. If you don't know how to play but want to cheer your favorite player on, you can do that too. Join us every month for one or both of these programs. Minecraft is scheduled for every 1st Saturday of the month from 1pm-3pm. Pokemon is every 3rd Saturday of the month from 1pm-3pm. We hope to see you there.
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