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ngdimg National Gaming Day focuses on the social and recreational role that video and board games offer to library users of all ages. Lots of kids play games at home – alone, with siblings or with friends.. At the library, kids socialize with their friends and play board and video games while surrounded by books, librarians and knowledge. Gaming at the library encourages patrons to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise with others (including adults) and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.  The library was already sponsoring a Star Wars Extravaganza that day, so the the youth services department asked me to help set up a drop in gaming session.   Two Star Wars themed games were purchased, The Force Unleashed, and Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels.  Both games are rated Teen.  I also brought in my Star Wars Wii game, Lego Star Wars the complete saga.  It is rated E for everyone.  Because of the ratings of the games and the areas available in the department, it was determined to separate the tweens and younger patrons.  The Lightsaber Dueling games were set up in the programming room while the E rated Lego game was set up in the main area for all to participate in.  Many patrons played both games and many people enjoyed just spectating.

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