Friday, April 18, 2008

D(ewey) D(ecimal) Revolution

Los Angeles libraries offer video games to kids -- Over half of the LA public libraries are offering video game nights to encourage kids to visit libraries:

"It makes the library a fun place," said Ponce, a 13-year-old eighth-grader who says he now goes to the library every day even when there are no games.

Libraries are turning to video games to connect with teenagers who have outgrown story time. Almost a quarter of libraries surveyed last year by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies had put on video game events.

About half of Los Angeles County's 88 public libraries hold gaming events at least once a month. Administrators credit the practice with helping boost teenage attendance by about 50% since the county started a pilot program two years ago.

Also, this the Awerican Library Association has declared this Friday ss 'gaming @ the library day'.

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