October 28, 2013 Nicole

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!

New Video Game Collection - Coming Soon!