Literacy, Learning and Fun: Are You Game?

Posted Dec 21st, 2009 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


This holiday season, teens will have a safe haven to learn, and have fun as the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library introduces new FREE Teen Gaming areas on Wednesday December 23 located at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., and at the Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St.

The Metro, Main Library’s newly designed supervised area, is complete with Wii ™, Xbox and PS3 (PlayStation ® 3) gaming units in enclosed areas for teens to test their skills, learn, and play games solo or in groups of 3 individuals. The Reynolds Corners Branch Teen Gaming area will include Wii ™ and PS3 units.

Games available to play at both locations are sports, music or movie-related (i.e. Madden NFL 10, Ghostbusters, NBA 2K9, Sonic Unleashed, Rock Band 2). None of the Library system’s games are violent in nature and all are age-appropriate. All teen patrons who use the Teen Gaming areas at Main and Reynolds Corners locations must be a Toledo-Lucas County Public Library cardholder. Library cards are FREE!

According to the American Library Association (ALA), gaming in libraries is extremely popular. The association states that more than 75% of public libraries support gaming, by offering computer or board gaming, circulating games, or offering gaming events and programs. The ALA helps to promote National Gaming Day @ Your Library.

For more details, please call 419.259.5207 or visit the Teen Scene on

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