You've asked, and now you've got it! DCDL will soon be adding a collection of video games that can be checked out by the public.
Why would the Library get in the video game business? According to the Entertainment Software Association, the average age of a video gamer is 30, 58% of Americans play video games, and the average American household owns at least one gaming system. With statistics like those, the Library will certainly be meeting a need with this new collection.
The Library’s collection will start with a few hundred games, and for now be shelved at the Delaware Main Library, although anyone can request that a particular game be delivered to the Orange, Powell or Ostrander Branch, or through Outreach Services.
Teen Librarian Mandy Henning is busy building the collection that will include popular games such as Call of Duty-Ghosts, Batman: Arkham City, Just Dance Disney Party, and Walking Dead Survival Instinct for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, or Wii U. We expect to have the games ready to be checked out in the next few weeks.
Gamers: if you have gently used games in good condition you no longer play, please consider donating them to the Library to be added to this growing collection. Thanks in advance for your contributions!