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At Libraries Across America, Its Game On

“According to a study published in Library Journal last year, about 15 percent of libraries in the U.S. currently lend games to cardholders to take home. But other research shows that gaming in the library is far more prevalent — and teenagers game the most. Sandy Farmer is the manager of Central Youth Services for the Houston Public Library, which has four Nintendo Wiis, four Xboxes, several Nintendo DSs, some iPads, seven PlayStations and a few big-screen TVs. “Its a primary part of our service that we offer, and it results in a 15- to 20-percent increase in the circulation of books,” Farmer says.” (via NPR)

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New Syndetic Solutions™ Video Game Content Makes OPACs More Useful for Gamers

“Serving “gamers” at the library just got a little easier as a new addition to ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™ enables these often-loyal users to access rich content on video games right from the library OPAC or discovery layer.  Video Game Enriched Content contains game covers, user ratings, the Maturity Standard Rating (such as “Everyone” or “Teen”) and more for 70,000 U.S. titles and nearly 20,000 U.K. titles.” (via PRNewswire)

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Libraries playing a whole new game

Star Tribune – “National Gaming Day invites kids and families to go to their local branch to play everything from Monopoly to “Rock Band.”

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GAME NIGHT AT THE N.Y.P.L.

New Yorker – “How do you make pulling an all-nighter in the library on a Friday—the stuff of collegiate nightmares—an appealing prospect? Host an interactive scavenger hunt and set it at the New York Public Library. “Find the Future” was part of the library’s centennial celebration, and it brought together five hundred bright-eyed book lovers at 7 P.M. on Friday evening and released them, bleary-eyed, around 5 A.M. the following morning. In the hours between, artifacts were discovered, powers were unleashed, secret messages from the future were intercepted, and a book was written.”

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Shopping guide: Books for the gamer in your life

From USAToday.

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