Games and
Gaming in the
Library
Making your library the
coolest place on the
block
Why Game?
● Bring more people into the Library
● Connect with your patrons
● Invite them to find more about the library
Getting Started
What do I need?
Types of Gaming Experiences
Community Sponsored
Board Game Nights
Always on Gaming
Video Game Nights
Community
Board Game Nights
FamilyGames
Cooperative
Card Games
wizkidsgames.com
annarbor.com
Deck Building
Strategy
Always-On Gaming
Xbox Kinect
Sandbox
Party Games
Legos
Video Game Night
Turn Based
Real Time Strategy
Co-op
First Person
Shooter
Variations
Hardware:
Requirements and Costs
Computer
● Hardware
○ Variable
● Popular Games
○ Warcraft III
○ Age of Empires
○ Team Fortress 2
○ Counterstrike
○ Torchli...
Wii
● Hardware
○ Wii
○ Controllers
○ Nunchuk
○ TV
● Popular Games
○ Wii Sports
○ Mariokart
○ Just Dance
Xbox 360
(and Kinect)
● Hardware
○ Xbox
○ Controllers
○ Kinect (optional)
○ TV
● Popular Games
○ Halo
○ Call of Duty
○ Min...
Challenges to Consider
● Parental Concern
● Age/Skill Level
● Sharing
● Broken Games
● No Attendance
Management Buy In
The hard part?
Be Prepared
● Plan A
● Plan B
Identify Community Partners
What ifs?
Questions? Please Ask!
Thank You!
Josh Barnes & Jezmynne Dene
Portneuf District Library
Chubbuck, Idaho
josh.barnes@portneuflibrary.org
jezmynne....
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Games and Gaming in the Library

  1. 1. Games and Gaming in the Library Making your library the coolest place on the block
  2. 2. Why Game? ● Bring more people into the Library ● Connect with your patrons ● Invite them to find more about the library
  3. 3. Getting Started What do I need?
  4. 4. Types of Gaming Experiences Community Sponsored Board Game Nights Always on Gaming Video Game Nights
  5. 5. Community
  6. 6. Board Game Nights
  7. 7. FamilyGames
  8. 8. Cooperative
  9. 9. Card Games
  10. 10. wizkidsgames.com annarbor.com Deck Building
  11. 11. Strategy
  12. 12. Always-On Gaming
  13. 13. Xbox Kinect
  14. 14. Sandbox
  15. 15. Party Games
  16. 16. Legos
  17. 17. Video Game Night
  18. 18. Turn Based
  19. 19. Real Time Strategy
  20. 20. Co-op
  21. 21. First Person Shooter
  22. 22. Variations
  23. 23. Hardware: Requirements and Costs
  24. 24. Computer ● Hardware ○ Variable ● Popular Games ○ Warcraft III ○ Age of Empires ○ Team Fortress 2 ○ Counterstrike ○ Torchlight II
  25. 25. Wii ● Hardware ○ Wii ○ Controllers ○ Nunchuk ○ TV ● Popular Games ○ Wii Sports ○ Mariokart ○ Just Dance
  26. 26. Xbox 360 (and Kinect) ● Hardware ○ Xbox ○ Controllers ○ Kinect (optional) ○ TV ● Popular Games ○ Halo ○ Call of Duty ○ Minecraft ○ Castle Crashers ○ Wipeout
  27. 27. Challenges to Consider ● Parental Concern ● Age/Skill Level ● Sharing ● Broken Games ● No Attendance
  28. 28. Management Buy In The hard part?
  29. 29. Be Prepared ● Plan A ● Plan B
  30. 30. Identify Community Partners
  31. 31. What ifs?
  32. 32. Questions? Please Ask!
  33. 33. Thank You! Josh Barnes & Jezmynne Dene Portneuf District Library Chubbuck, Idaho josh.barnes@portneuflibrary.org jezmynne.dene@portneuflibrary.org
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