Get kids interested in the library again, through video games!

…through video games! While most children don’t read anymore, practically everyone has touched a video game in this decade. Libraries are losing the young mainly due to the stream of personal activities that can be done at home without checking out a book.
Oakland library has landed on something interesting. They have amassed a collection of games (non-mature rating).
Via Joystiq


Personal note: Could be a calling for the Greensboro library. If you can’t get kids into the library itself, it doesn’t help to push literacy now does it.

  • But once you get them to the library to play games, do they even notice the books?

  • But once you get them to the library to play games, do they even notice the books?

  • darkmoon

    That’s still a parents’ job. My parents would only let me check out one comic book, if I checked out 3 classics. It was a privilege to be enjoyed. In the end, there’s only so much an institution can do.

  • darkmoon

    That’s still a parents’ job. My parents would only let me check out one comic book, if I checked out 3 classics. It was a privilege to be enjoyed. In the end, there’s only so much an institution can do.