|Teens compete in Super Smash Bros during Mentor Library's Wii Wednesday.|
When you think of the library, you think of books, right?
There's nothing wrong with that. We love books.
We love music and movies too.
But we also love—and this is one that people forget—video games.
That's the big reason we're participating in International Games Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.
Gamers from 12 to 18 years old can come to the library from 1 to 3 p.m. that day and compete in Super Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart tournaments with teens from 1,400 libraries across the United States and world.
It'll be a lot of fun, and it will also give teens a chance to connect with people from around the world.
In addition to video games, there will also be board games—including Ticket to Ride, Gloom, Tapple, Cross Ways and Rodeo Rummy—throughout the library that people can play.
(If you love board games, but haven't really tried anything beyond the staples—Monopoly, Scrabble and the like—you owe it to yourself to try some of these newer games.)
By the way gamers, we circulate PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii games at the library. So after International Games Day, you can check a couple of cartridges out. (Do they still call them cartridges? I feel old.)
Teens can register for the Wii tournaments on the library’s website or by calling 440-255-8811 ext. 215.