Build Your Own World at the Gillette Library

(Gillette, Wyo.) You might not play Minecraft, but chances are, your kids do. The world-building game is the third best selling video game of all time, and with good reason. It is highly addictive, allows for people to play each other, to play the game environment, and includes a multitude of mini-games and survival games. Gabriel, a 15 year old Minecrafter since the game's inception in 2009, plays Minecraft every Wednesday at the Campbell County Public Library. The library hosts a Minecraft club for kids ages 14 and up in its Teen Room. There's an X-box and two computers available to allow 6 people at a time to "compete" at the game. "If you can think of it, you can build it," Gabriel says. "It's pretty cool. There are so many mods out there, you can customize your whole experience." [image: 20160203_163336.jpg] Standing outside the door to the teen room, you'd think there was a prize fight going on with all the excitement. Teens sign up to play in half hour blocks. At any given meeting, there can be 10 or more kids waiting to play. Student volunteers at the library train to help out the club. They set up computers and keep the group monitored, to make sure it doesn't get too wild. Volunteers range in age from 7th grade to seniors in high school. A manager of the young adult section, Marcy Robison, says it really helps kids learn leadership roles. "It gets them in the library and keeps them out of trouble, like all our clubs do," says Robison. Minecraft club is one of the more popular events at the library, along with Anime club and a gaming club on the weekends. It takes place downstairs at the Campbell County Public Library on Wednesday afternoons, from 3:30 to 5:30. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook