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Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of Gaming: Monthly videogame tournament weekends for various age groups
Games: Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., DDR, Karaoke Revolution, Pokemon, Retro Gaming, Guitar Hero, Monkey Ball, etc.
Contact: Eli Neiburger

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: monthly board gaming group for junior high through adult
Games: Acquire, Puerto Rico, Transamerica, East Front, Victory in the Pacific, San Juan, Settlers of Catan, Aladdin's Dragons, Ingenious, Cartagena, Power Grid, Ra, Medici, Samurai, Guillotine, Union Pacific, Axis & Allies
Contact: Shaynie Klein

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: Collectible card games; chess club; starting a strategy gaming club in May 2006
Games: Dueler's Guild, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic; will start D&D, Risk, and Settlers of Catan for the strategy gaming club; about 20 various board games; DDR on PlayStation 2; Mario Kart on GameCube
Contact: Melissa Willer

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: quarterly play at Game Fests in Library and community at large
Games: DDR, Guitar Hero II, Mario Kart, Dead or Alive, NFS, Motosport; Come for the company, stay for the Karaoke, board games (Monopoly, Chess, Clue) and puzzles like life-size Sudoku
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Contact: John Fischer

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: starting this spring, we're starting by hosting some X-Box LAN parties after hours on Friday nights
Games: first one will be Halo on X-Box
Contact: Cindy Moriarity

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: tournaments and open play
Games: DDR, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Superstar Baseball on GameCube
Contact: Scott Duimstra

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: Weekly video gaming night (Xbox, games & snacks provided), Tekko (anime/gaming convention hosted at library), weekly Dungeons & Dragons campaign, weekly Dance Dance Revolution night
Contact: Carnegie reference desk

Type:Public
Size of Library: Medium
Type of Gaming: Teen Game Nights once a month in four locations. 2 PS2 and 2 XBox consoles, 6 DDR Mats, 2 Guitar Hero controllers, a Wii console and future Xbox Live subscriptions are featured.
Games: All E and T, except for Halo 2
Contact:Andrew Cherbas

Type: school
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: not sure yet; we are hoping to host a gaming event, maybe in conjunction with National Library Week
Contact: Mindy Null

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: tournaments and open play
Games: DDR, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers on GameCube; Unreal Tournament 2K4 LAN party on library PCs
Contact: Eric Currie

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: monthly open play Game Days.
Games: Guitar Hero, Super Smash Brothers, DDR, Gran Turismo
Contact: Shirley Ku

Types of gaming: Mario Kart Tournament at Con. Entrance requires library Card
Contact:Jami Schwarzwalder


Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: Carvers Bay High School Gaming Club and open play
Games: Current popular XBOX-360 and PC titles
Contact: Truman Winns

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: every fourth Saturday, we have Game Day where the kids play board games and card games
Games: bingo, Uno, Connect Four, puzzles, checkers
Contact: Kelley Nichols

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: Weekly Magic: the Gathering events, Video Gaming
Games: ESRB E - T, Guitar Hero II, Dance Dance Revolution Supernova, Sing Star Karaoke
Contact: Trevor Oakley

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: Video Gaming, Yu-Gi-Oh
Games: Guitar Hero II, Dance Dance Revolution Supernova
Contact: Alex Hernandez

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of Gaming: Monthly videogame days for various age groups
Games: Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., DDR, Guitar Hero, Mario Party 8, Naruto Clash of Ninja, Monkey Ball and other games upon request.
Contact: Megan Johnson

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: Currently trying to organize a group of Runescape players for regular events.
Games: Runescape. Some interest has been expressed in console games and RPGs.
Contact: Karl Siewert

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: open sessions and tournaments.
Games: DDR on playstation Contact: Alexandra Tyle

Type: public-for kids and teens
Size of library: super duper size
Types of gaming: console video games, tournaments, open play, and board games
Games: DDR, RuneScape, Retro games (Space Invaders, PacMan, Asteroids, Tetris, Simon and Donkey Kong), Guitar Hero, Burnout, Madden 2005, various board games-checkers, chess, Twister, Scrabble, etc. The list keeps growing.
Contact: Kelly Czarnecki

Type: Public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: Tournaments, open play, board games, regularly scheduled young adult programming
Games: Halo, Halo 2
Contact: Valerie Jensen

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: game afternoons with video games, online games, and board games
Games: DDR; Mario Kart; Karaoke Revolution 3; Runescape and other online games; board games (Connect Four, Scrabble, etc.)
Teen Interviews from gaming event--hear how they liked it, and what games they want!
Contact: Kelli Staley (IT) and Gail Guzman (Youth & Teen Librarian)

Type: public
Size of library: municipal
Types of gaming: gaming programs and board games
Games: DDR and Guitar Hero (more soon!) [1]; board games (Wooden "10 in a box"; chess, backgammon, etc.)

Contact: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian)

Type: academic
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: still in the planning stage
Contact: Susan Wardzala

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: open play (DDR) and open LAN parties; after hours open internet play
Games: DDR; internet games; CD-ROMs
Contact: Cynthia Maxwell and Julia Driscoll

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: online access; kids download video games - we usually do not put them off; they seem to know tons of resources
Games: whatever the internet offers
Contact: Victor Dixon

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: Young Adult Media Bar with 6 PS2s; LAN Parties daily on 4 dedicated PCs; online gaming in Teen Tech Lab; board and card games
Games: YAM Bar offers 20 PS2 titles rated E for Everyone; Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Rise of Nations are regular choices for LAN; Runescape online; Heroscape Table
Contact: Iris S. Garrott

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: video game programs at various branches, including Guitar Hero, DDR, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Nintendo Wii games.
Contact: Emily Williams

Type: public
Size of library: medium
When: 2nd and 4th Fridays of most months, from 3:30-6:30pm Types of gaming: Video games, board games, card games, etc. We feature a different video game each month on the projection screen, and usually have a second system set up on a large TV as well.
Contact: [2]

Type: public
Size of library: small - medium
Types of gaming: GAME ON ~ a monthly gaming event just for Teens. Super Smash Brothers, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero II and the new Nintendo Wii are just some of the games set up for the teens to play. Also - free food.
Contact: Rebecca H. Spence

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: game nights - started in February 2006
Games: DDR on PlayStation; board and card games
Contact: Tom Kochinski

Type: Association
Size of library: small-medium
Types of gaming: Scrabble, chess, Yu-Gi-Oh. Coming soon - DDR, euchre, console games.
Contact: Patty Uttaro

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: DDR for teens, console games, game nights for teens, trying senior gaming this summer.
Games: Circulating PS2 and XBox games in the collection, DDR for PS2.
Contact: Sheri Chambers

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: DDR tournaments (for teens - trying families this summer); chess program for all ages; we also have public access computers that we use frequently for online gaming; certain computers have CD-ROM games pre-loaded (very popular with preschoolers); board game nights in the summer for teens (trying for younger this summer)
Games: DDR; chess; karaoke; board games
Contact: Kelly Laszczak

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: boardgame afternoons and video game days
Games: Gamecube, Playstation 2, XBox and XBox 360 video games for checkout, Mario Kart Double Dash and DDR tournaments beginning in August 2006, CD-ROM games pre-loaded on Youth Services Department public computers
Contact: Brian Vagt

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: regular teen game nights and family game nights at several locations
Games: Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero 2, Taiko Drum Master, Sing Star, dozens of boards games, Twister, Naruto Ninja Challenge, and Internet games such as Runscape, Tactics Arena Online, and Neopets.
Contact: Paul Stonebridge

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Type of gaming: Friday Night Gaming Night, Senior Bowl-O-Rama Games: Nintendo Wii, X Box 360, Call of Duty 3, Metal of Honor European Assault, Wii Sports, Rock Star (Coming Soon), Madden 08 Wii, Halo (with promission slip)

Contact: Ralph Fuhrmann

Type: public
Size of library: large
Types of gaming: monthly gaming events with laptop games, XBOXs and board games; monthly XBOX and wii events; teen gaming events and tournaments through Imaginon
Games: Alienware laptops with PC games, Nintendo Wii, XBOXs, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and hundreds of boards games.
website: http://thegamingzone.wordpress.com
Contact: Mark Engelbrecht

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: drop-in after school program one or two days a week if staff available to mintor room
Games: Nascar; Spiderman; WWF Wrestling; various PlayStation games
Contact: [mailto: magan.szwarek@riverforestlibrary.org Magan Szwarek]

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: computer gaming; held one open play day so far
Games: letting kids play Runescape on library computers; DDR for Playstation 2 and Mario Kart for GameCube during open play; own X-Box systems but haven't used them yet
Contact: Dayna Tucker

Type: public
Size of library: supersize
Types of gaming: open play (nights); computer games in teen area; starting to circulate games; starting a 'Teen Gamers Group' in Fall 2006; game days with LAN parties; will start podcasting reviews in January 2007
Games: Sims 2, Madden, Tony Hawk, Midtown Madness, Life, and Monopoly on computers; DDR and Karaoke DDR; using Playstation 2 and X-Box systems
Contact: Amy Alessio or Amy Peterson

Type: public
Size of library: medium to large
Types of gaming:
Main Branch:

  • Console game open plays and tournaments every 2nd and 4th Saturday (Spring Season), 1st and 3rd Satuday (Fall Season).
  • Tournaments: Mario Kart: Double Dash, Smash Melee Singles and Doubles, DDR (Perfect Attack Style), and Pokemon Battles.
  • Gamecube games: Mario Kart: Double Dash, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokemon XD with GCN > GBA connectors
  • GameBoy DS games: Mario Kart DS, Animal Crossing, Tetris
  • PS2 games: DDR Max 1 and 2, Extreme 1 and 2
  • Card games: Yu-gi-oh!

Other Branches:

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Computer LAN compatible games
  • DDR
  • Yu-gi-oh!

Contact: Marianne Kruppa or Pedro Galicia

Type:Public
Size of Library: Medium
Type of Gaming:

  • The Juvenile Section has 7 old computers running several dozen games and educational software that get almost constant use. We also have many more kids games and software for circulation. (makes the older gamers jealous.)
  • Teen After School Gaming twice a month. Currently using employee's xbox and PS2 hooked up to projectors in the program room.
  • A new computer in the YA section loaded with donated and free games.

Games:

  • For the little ones we have a ton; The Magic School Bus collection, Super Duper Music Looper, and the classic Oregon Trail to mention a few. We even have games En Espaniol.
  • For the console after school program, no M games, then whatever the players bring in from home. Current big hits include; Tekken Tag, Magic: Battlegrounds, StarWars Battlefront II, (no library investment... yet...)
  • As for computer games; AOE II, CIV III, Riven, Risk II, and a bunch of free downloads like Scorched Earth 3D.

Contact: Dan LeRoy

Type:Public
Size of Library: Medium
Type of Gaming: We had our first Teen GameFest in July 2006. The library purchased both a PS2 and a GameCube console and 2 DDR Mats. It was very successful with approximately 30 teens participating. We plan to do it again in October, and perhaps have them quarterly if not more often.
Games: DDR Extreme 2, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Brothers, and lots of board games, including Life, Monopoly, Fact or Crap, Chess, playing cards, etc.
Contact:Jessica Marie

Type: public
Size of library: small
Types of gaming: board games, mostly for youth; card games for the monthly senior meetings
Games: for youth, bingo, Chutes & Ladders, Candyland, Uno, checkers (Chinese and American), puzzles, and whatever is on the computer; Connect Four; for seniors, bingo, PoKeNo, Big, Whist, Spade; on the computer, Solitaire, Bejeweled, etc.; Monopoly
Contact: Loretta Burgest

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: plan to offer a game day program in Fall 2006
Gaming: probably Euro games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne; plus open gaming; would also like to do some easy, fun group card games like Apples to Apples and Bang
Contact: Tom Sievers

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: Teen Gaming Nights, system-wide Soul Calibur III Tournament
Games: Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova, Soul Calibur III, Madden NFL 07
Contact: Heather Blicher

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: console video games and board game days
Games: all board games (including Candyland and Risk); DDR; Mario Kart Double Dash; Lego Star Wars; we are planning a D&D program for summer read & a Magic the Gather card game event.
Contact: Jack Schultz

Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of gaming: console video games and hand held video games
Games: DDR, Gran Tursimo and Madden on PS2s. Trauma Center on the DS. Naruto and Star Wars on the GameBoy Advance.
Contact: Jennifer Rodrick


Type: public
Size of library: medium
Types of Gaming: Monthly Open Gaming Nights, Bi-monthly DoubleDash Tournaments, game design classes
Games: Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., DDR, Simpsons Road Range, Retro Gaming, etc.; board games; for youth: Dora, Candyland, etc.
Contact: Brian Myers

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