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Antigo Public Library adds video games to its collectionSubmitted: 01/28/2015

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ANTIGO - Gamers in Antigo can now head to the library to find video games. The Antigo Public Library added 30 video games to their shelves for the first time this month. Library managers think the games will help get teens through the library's doors.

"[The games] have improved artistically in the last few years quite a bit," explained Library Business Clerk Betsy Pilecky. "It might make [gamers] check out more books and do more research if they come in to look for the video games. They'll see the other books and it'll induce them to check out more."

The library doesn't plan to carry Mature-rated games intended for adults. Their youth service manager said it was easy getting video games to the library. So far there haven't been any complaints about adding them to the shelves.

"No, we haven't had any complaints at all," Pilecky said. "They seem to be pretty popular even with the parents. We have a list printed in the paper every week about the new items that have been added to the library collection, and so they see that also."

People can borrow games for the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. The librarians plan on adding more video games to their collection in the near future. For a list of video games offered by the library, click the link below.


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