Posts Tagged ‘Video Gaming’

Get Your Game On Today!

December 30, 2009

You don’t have school today, right?  Good thing we’re still playin’ vidgames at Fairmount from 3-5 then, huh?!  Come check it out.  Plus, we recently totally (and legally) hacked our Wii.  So worth it!


And…I have sugar cookies for you…


Gettin’ Our Game On

December 3, 2008

Today’s Wednesday and that means another installment of Get Your Game On will be taking place at the Fairmount St. Library.  If you like playing video games and hanging with other teens, then you should definitely come check it out.  Good times.  Good times.  And speaking of good, check out this pic that Mello, one of our dedicated teen patrons, drew of a few of the gaming crowd regulars.  What a super great pic!!  Thanks for sharing, Mello! 

Get Your Game On is every Wednesday from 3-5.  The library owns two PS2s and a Wii system.  Teens often bring in their own systems to play on, too.  Lately we’ve had four screens going at once.  And we play all sorts of games…Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, MarioKart, and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 just to name a few.  So come on by sometime and Get Your Game On!!


Get Your Game On Featured Player: ‘Da Man

October 23, 2008

This week we’re featuring Marcus because he’s ‘Da Man.  Seriously.  Marcus is our most dedicated teen patron.  He is an active participant at nearly every teen program.  Whether it’s Anime Club, Get Your Game On, Teen Tech Lab, or any of the summer programs…Marcus is there.  He was the only one who showed up for the Teen Read-In this year and had no problem immersing himself in a graphic novel while chillin’ in the YA section of the library.  We can always always count on him to give us good programming advice and great suggestions for our circulating collection.  Marcus is a curious guy who’s not afraid to try new things.  When last year’s Film Fest came around he gave it a go, even though it was a completely new endeavor for him.  He ended up with a cool little film and even won best director.  That’s pretty impressive considering the group of 5 teens that started the project with him bailed out early on.  But he stuck to it and pulled it off.  We’ll definitely want to check in on Marcus in 20 years and see where all his drive and dedication has taken him.

His dream job:  “A mixture of a professional viola player and a chef.  Maybe a graphic novelist.”   

Favorite videogames:  “Hmmmmm, I got two, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3.”

Favorite read:  “Right now, it’s Rosario + Vampire.”

Words of wisdom for the week:  “If you like anime, like really really much, check out  You can watch episodes or catch up on series you missed.  And check out the newest graphic novels that’ll be coming out and where you can find them.  It’s cool.”

Favorite thing about the library:  “The teens and graphic novels and the librarians.”

What he would change about the library:  “The teen space…make it like bigger…and more like where only teens can come in…more graphic novels and maybe add a computer for teen use, only where you don’t even need a library card to use it.”

A huge thanks to Marcus for coming to the library so much and contributing to all the good times.  Everyone always says Marcus is really quiet and shy, yet, at the library we don’t see that side of him.  Does this look like a quiet shy guy to you???

Guitar Hero III & DDR Winners

June 28, 2008

To kick-off the 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program we thought we’d try and have some extra fun by hosting our first video game tournament.  Turns out, everyone had soooo much fun that plans for additional tournaments are already in the works.  In the meantime, check out these pics of the champs from the May 31st kick-off event that took place at the Fairmount St. location:

Plus, if you need something to do on a rainy summer day you can always hone your gaming skills by checking out a copy of Guitar Hero III or Dance Dance Revolution from the library.  Maybe you could be DPL’s next Guitar Hero…

Guitar Hero & DDR Challenge

May 27, 2008

DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program is just around the corner.  What better way to kick things off than with a day full of video gaming fun!?!  Saturday, May 31st, at the Fairmount St. location, DPL will be hosting its first Guitar Hero and DDR Challenge.  The fun starts at 10 am with the Dance Dance Revolution Tournament.  At noon we’ll break for FREE pizza from Papa John’s.  Yum.  The Guitar Hero III Tournament will begin at 1 pm.  Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Guitar Hero Champion
  • Dance Dance Revolution Champion
  • Best Sportsmanship Award
  • Rock Star Award (dress up as your favorite celebrity or in your best rock star gear)

If you’re not interested in competing, we will have Rock Band, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and other games set up for free play.  Plus, you can sign up for the 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program:  Metamorphosis.  Complete the summer reading challenge and you’ll get to choose a free book as your prize.  Plus, as a finisher, you can submit your entry into one of our cool Grand Prize Drawings.  Grand prizes are either an iPod Shuffle, or free tickets to Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam (taking place July 30th at the i wireless Center in Moline.)  �

Get Your Game On!

April 23, 2008

Not much going on in your world on Wednesdays from 3-5?  Join us at the Fairmount St. Library for some great video gaming fun.  That’s right, we just added a ton of new video games to our Young Adult collection.  What better way to test them out than by playing them on our big screens with a group of new friends?  Plus, if you find a game you can’t get enough of you can certainly check it out and take it home.  So, now that DPL has their very own Wii and PS2, we need your help breakin’ them in…gently.  Get Your Game On runs through the end of May and will pick back up again on Wednesdays in September.�