Games in Libraries

Circulating video games in libraries

February 2005 article on starting a circulating video game collection.

Circulating video games in libraries: six months later

Update of February 2005 article on starting a circulating video game collection.

Circulating video games in libraries: six more months later

Third article on starting a circulating video game collection.

Video games and libraries handout

Beth Galloway's presentation handout links to papers answering questions: What is a good game? Who games? Why game? What are the positive impacts of gaming?

Game on blog

News and ideas about gaming in libraries from a group of game playing librarians.

ulo.tricho.us blog

Postings by the king of video game tournaments in libraries, Eli Neiburger, Tech Manager at the Ann Arbor District Library.

LibGaming mailing list

Google Group discussing gaming in libraries.

Download and try educational computer games

Five games about the Wild West, clothing business, democracy, raising sheep and pigs, running a pizza delivery service.

 


Reading, writing and games
Seven things librarians can do to appeal to the gamer generation
Beth Galloway discusses readers advisory, gaming magazines, librarians' behavior and attitude.
If you like this game, try reading...
Beth Galloway encourages reading by using game preferences to recommend book genres.
Random House online games
Online games based on childrens books.
Novel-based board games: #1, #2
Two Web pages from the same online game vendor. List #1 can be sorted by title or customer rating.
List of books based on computer and video games
Wikipedia list
Novels based on computer and video games
Wikipedia list
List of computer and video games based on anime and manga
Wikipedia list
FanFiction
Stories written by fans of games, movies, TV shows, comic books, etc.
Libraries could sponsor fanfiction writing group and contests.
Eleven steps to improve your fan fiction
Paragraph long tips.
How to write better fan fiction
Hints about punctuation, characterization, comic relief, expressing emotions, actions, sounds, etc.
How to write readable fan fiction
Essays covering dialogue, character thoughts, punctuation, vocabulary and repetition.

 

 


Best board, card and party games
Best board games
List of board games that have been at least nominated for an award and is rated by players at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Best card games
List of card games that have been at least nominated for an award and is rated by players at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Best party games
List of party games that have been at least nominated for an award and is rated by players at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Mario Brothers Memorial Public Library
Reviews of board and card games.

 

 


Video Games
Video games
Links to articles and sites about video games.
Video game consoles
Links to Wikipedia articles and official Web sites about the major video game hardware.
Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) video game
Links to articles and sites about DDR.
Guitar Hero video game
Links to articles and sites about this popular video game.

 

 


Online Games
Online Games
Links to articles and sites about online games.
Funschool
Online games based on school curriculums
Good Experience Games
Links to dozens of pleasant, little online games.
Runescape night in Hutchinson (Kansas) Public Library
Detailed descriptions of 6 Runescape games during one Runescape night. Also lists 8 URLs of Runescape related Web sites.
Chris Rippel's list of Runescape Web sites
List of Web sites of explanations and tips of Runescape.

 


Events

Best practices for gaming in libraries

Numerous brief examples game nights in libraries.

How to run a tournament (Microsoft Word)

Instructions for running a tournament and how to seed brackets for single elimination, double elimination and round robin tournaments.

Parties based on favorite computer games

Search game's Web sites for ideas and occupy guests with activities based on the game.

Perfect game night

Eight players describe the perfect game night.

Lee County P.L.A.Y at Lee County (Georgia) Library

Description of series of PS2 and Runescape events, followed by advice for next time.

Runescape night in Hutchinson (Kansas) Public Library

Detailed descriptions of 6 Runescape games during one Runescape night. Also lists 8 URLs of Runescape related Web sites.

Runescape tournament at Meade (Kansas) Public Library

Description of an afternoon, two-hour double elimination tournament on 8 library computers.

Runescape discussion group at Lackman Branch of Johnson County Public Library

Chris Koppenhaver, Youth Services Librarian, gathered Runescape players together to exchange information, swap stories and brag.

 
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