December 29th, 2011
Yes, we (two almost elderly adults) added Xbox Kinect to things that hang off our TV! What are we doing with Xbox? Well, we’re hoping to attract the grandkids for one thing. And we’re hoping to exercise both our aging brains and bodies playing educational and physical games for another. And of course the thrill of virtually shooting evil bad guys from the security of the living room ranks right up there.
But the best news of all is that I can borrow games for free from Cecil County Public Library. The library now offers Xbox, Kinect and Wii games to be borrowed just like books. They check out to adults 18 and over for 7 days, two at a time. All it takes is a Cecil County Public Library Card in good standing (free to residents) and an easy 3 step process:
1. Browse the collections online or see browsing guides found in each library and select the games you would like to borrow.
2. Place hold requests on the games you want and the library will call you when it’s your turn. Ask the staff for help if you need it.
3. Pick up the game at your local branch and play away for 7 days. After that there’s a charge of $1 per day (max fine is $5).
So extend your video gaming experience and try new things in the New Year. Visit your library!