Little Steps - First Video Games, then Books


If it's just getting them into the library that counts, the NH Exeter Library has succeeded with a video game tournament for young teens. Exeter News-Letter

Librarian Mindy Donohue has been doing the tournaments for about four years.

"Some kids take out books, some don’t", she said philosophically. "But it gives them a really positive experience here, and they’ll want to support the library when they’re older."


With something like this, it must be remembered that the library has books first. As a way to attract users who might not otherwise come, it is a good thing. The danger is that it becomes the primary matter while books become secondary. With a four year track record, though, it does sound like it is hopefully working.