- Registration time
- Last login
- Online time
- 196 Hour
- Reading permission
Libraries turn up the noise, draw teens|
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - Libraries in southeastern Michigan are turning the page on peace and quiet.
Video game events at public libraries are drawing crowds of teens, including about 100 competing monthly at "Guitar Hero" at the Rochester Hills Public Library.
"Getting teens to come to the library is right up there with getting them to go to church: It's not exactly the first place they want to go," Christine Lind Hage, library director, told the Detroit Free Press for a story Sunday.
Hage stocked the shelves with 1,823 games. And the games are hot items, with an average of 1,300 checked out daily.
图书馆主任 Christine Lind Hage 在一篇周日报道中告诉《Detroit Free Press》日报：”让年轻人来到图书馆就快赶上让他们去教堂了：根本就不是他们第一个愿意去的地方“
A competition in Rochester Hills was held Feb. 9, and similar events are being held at other Detroit-area libraries.
Nearly 30 teens play "Guitar Hero" or "Dance Dance Revolution" every few weeks at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, which offers 300 video games in its collection.
"It's a big social event," said Stephanie Jaczkowski, 17. "I've met a lot of friends there, and they're really good friends."
The Canton Public Library six months ago began offering games and holding monthly tournaments for Nintendo Wii bowling and "Super Smash Bros."
"Many of the games are complex. They're worthy in their own right. They can help build cognitive skills," said Brad Bachelor, teen librarian.
17岁的 Stephanie Jaczkowski说：”这是一种非常庞大的社交活动。我在那里结识了许多朋友。他们真是很好的朋友“
Canton公共图书馆在六个月前开始提供游戏，并举行每月的任天堂Wii保龄球和《Super Smash Bros》游戏的锦标赛。