What do teens in Cecil County do when the final bell rings and school is out for the summer? Camps, sports, family vacations, and summer reading are all great ways to pass the summer months, and now the library has another fun summer activity for teens. The County-Wide Wii Gaming Tournament will be open to all teens ages 11 to 18 and will take place from June to September. Teens can play in three play-off games at their branch libraries, competing with their friends for the best scores in Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. The top scorers in each game from each branch will face each other in the championship games at the Elkton Central Library in September. The teens with the top scores in each game will be named the Wii Champions of Cecil County and walk away with an awesome prize!  Click here to read more.

But great prizes aren’t the only reason to get into gaming. Studies show that video games can improve hand-eye coordination and friendly competitions can teach teens sportsmanship and fair play. And who wouldn’t like to spend an hour rocking out to Guitar Hero in an air-conditioned library in the hot summer months? When the temperature soars and you can’t imagine digging in the garden or chasing a soccer ball up and down the yard, join us for some games at the library or invite your neighbors over for your own gaming tournament.

What kind of gaming systems do you prefer? Are you into top-of-the-line systems with all the bells and whistles, or are you more old-fashioned and prefer to pull out the Scrabble board or spend a few hours playing Monopoly? What games will you play with your family this summer?

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3 Responses

  • EKJ Posted April 30th, 2010

    We just got a Wii a few months ago. I’m seriously proud of my recent Tennis Pro status. However, I still enjoy the non-tech games like Scattergories and Scrabble.

  • Monica Posted May 3rd, 2010

    I got my Wii almost a year ago now and I can’t get enough of Rayman’s Raving Rabbids. It was one of the first games I bought and I still play it frequently. Also, recently I’ve been addicted to Cooking Mama.

  • Leah Posted May 4th, 2010

    I really do love the new Super Mario Bros. game on Wii. It’s pretty hilarious.