Since February 2009, the Montreal-North libraries have organized weekly video games nights for young people aged 13 to 25. With a success that continues unabated (30 to 40 young people per evening, twice a week for 2 years), we bet to go further in our video game offer and offer our subscribers a collection of video games that they can borrow.
The video game collection was launched on May 6th, as part of the celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Cultural and Community House. The base collection consists of approximately 200 copies distributed on Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 platforms.
The video game collection is aimed at all ages, but particularly targets teenagers and young adults. It includes sports games, adventure games, platform games, rhythm and dance games, simulation games, first-person shooter games, role plays, and more. The collection consists of 80% of games classified “for all” (E) or “for teenagers” (T) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
We have chosen to include in this collection games classified as “mature” (M). These games can only be borrowed by subscribers 17 and over. Our video game collection development policy sets a 20% cap on the entire collection for this game category.
The games can be borrowed for a period of one week, with the possibility of renewal for an additional week. Unfortunately, it is not possible to book at the moment.
In the future, we would like to offer our subscribers the opportunity to access this collection in the 4 libraries of the borough (Henri-Bourassa, Charleroi, Belleville and the Cultural and Community House).
Everything suggests that this collection will be a great success. During the first weekend following its launch, nearly three-quarters of the games were borrowed and the collection is attracting a lot of interest, not only among young people, but also among adults and families .
To consult the video game offer of the libraries of Montreal-North: ( Catalog Nelligan )