Greenwich Library's gaming collection is available for borrowing. The collection features games in multiple formats including Wii™, XBOX 360, Playstation® 3 and PC. The collection is located on the second floor of Greenwich Library near the DVD collection and also in the Children's Room.
"Video games are now a mainstream form of entertainment for all ages and the medium of choice for the millennial generation," said Library Director Carol Mahoney. "Libraries across the country have embraced gaming by offering both video game collections and gaming programs for children, youth and seniors. Libraries see it as a way to engage people by providing programs that support literacy, team-building and intermixing media content for learning. Video activities require traditional text literacy in order to succeed, and people can have fun participating in a social activity at the same time."
Games may be borrowed for one week and can be renewed for an additional week. There is a limit of two games per Greenwich Library cardholder and fines of $1 per day will be assessed for overdue items. Patrons can search and place reserves for games in the catalog.
"Video games inspire the imagination, require the ability to read and understand complex instructions, and challenge us to collaborate and develop strategies to succeed," said Mahoney.
Some of the titles in the introductory collection include Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean, Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2, among others. Greenwich Library has offered numerous opportunities for gamers including a recent celebration of National Gaming Day and drop-in sessions of Guitar Hero.
For more information about borrowing Greenwich Library's video gaming collection, please contact Nicole Allen at (203) 625-6523 or Everett Perdue at (203) 625-6507. To view the collection, please click here.