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."

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

An area to tread through carefully

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.

Syndicate content