Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pew Research: Innovative Library Services "In the Wild" (Des Plaines Public Library, Wii Bowling for Seniors)

Pew Research: Library services "in the wild"

Photo credit:  TRIB local Des Plaines

Des Plaines Public Library's Wii Bowlers Victorious!  (4/22/2011)

Check These Out at the Library: Blacksmithing, Bowling, Butchering. (Wall Street Journal, 1/7/2013)

Excerpt:   Ann Kuta, a 67-year-old former secretary in the financial services industry, swiftly swung her arm in an upward motion one recent Friday morning at a Des Plaines, Ill., public library. She stared intently at a giant screen as a virtual bowling ball rolled down a lane before knocking down most of the 10 virtual pins. 

She pumped her fists in the air as about a dozen other seniors cheered. 

 Ms. Kuta is a top bowler in the biweekly Nintendo 7974.OK -1.38% Wii bowling competitions for seniors here. She has won the admiration of her fellow players, and a trophy, for bowling two perfect games on the videogame system.

Related posts:
Waukegan Public Library, Early Learning Center.  (3/29/2013)
Washington Public Library, Performers' Showcase.  (3/29/2013)
Pasco County Library System, Rockus Maximus.  (3/29/2013)
Manatee County Public Library, Mana-Con.  (3/28/2013)
Jacksonville Public Library, JPL Oceanway Express.  (3/28/2013)
Jacksonville Public Library, "Lost in the stacks".  (3/28/2013)
Rangeview Library District; Hands-on, participatory programming.  (3/27/2013)
Sacramento Public Library, alt-library.  (3/27/2013)
Pima County Public Library, Bookbike.  (3/27/2013)
Chambers County Public Library, Korean Discussion Group.  (3/27/2013)
Pima County Public Library, .Catalyst Cafe.   (3/26/2013)
Fishing rod loan program.  (3/26/2013)
Temecula Public Library, Play and Learn.  (3/26/2013)
Maine public libraries, telescopes.  (3/26/2013)
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library:  Recipe assistants.  (3/25/2013)
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library:  Red carpet service.  (3/25/2013)
San Francisco Public Library:  U.S. citizenship resources.  (3/25/2013)
Orange County Library System:  The Right Service at the Right Time.  (3/25/2013)
Northern Onondaga Public Library:  LibraryFarm.  (3/24/2013)
Lopez Island Library musical instruments collection.  (3/24/2013)
Scottsdale Public Library "Gimme Engine".  (3/24/2013)
Contra Costa County Library "Snap & Go": (3/23/2013)

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