Will Duke, Information Systems Manager, recommends gaming resources at The Community Library.
We have games. If you bring your laptop to our Wi-Fi, you can play our games, for free. We are, in fact, a Steam PC Café. As a PC Café, we license specific Steam games, and anyone connected to our Wi-Fi can play them. Oh, you’ll need your own Steam account, but those are free! On the positive side, your Steam games will follow you here, and you can use our Wi-Fi to play with your friends or with people you meet here.
For those over 18, you’ll need to bring your own gaming laptop. You can sit outside under an umbrella, or inside by the fireplace—with headphones please. Nobody needs to hear you stomping aliens or blowing up WWII Destroyers. You can even sit in your car and play, because our Wi-Fi has you covered outside the building.
For teens, we have gaming computers available in our Juice Box. Sorry ages under 9 or over 18, the Juice Box is for teens only. But these computers are smoking-hot gaming machines. Gaming Keyboards. Gaming Mice. Gaming monitors. Headphones. Everything you need to bring the heat. Every Tuesday morning, I update them with the latest from Minecraft, Roblox, Fortnite, and all the games from the Library’s PC Café.
For kids under the age of nine, the Children’s Library has Nintendo Switches with games to check out. Play Super Smash Bros., Splatoon 2, Mariokart 8 Deluxe, and more games here at the Library—free with your library card.
So, swing on in and check out our technology. All the savvy kids are doing it.
If you’re not a gamer, we have you covered with computers with Office on them in the Learning Commons. We also have two Spanish computers/keyboards. Need to print? We’ve got you covered there, too, with a high-capacity laser printer, copier, and scanner. We even have laptops you can check out at the front desk.
We keep everything up-to-date, safe, and secure for you. At the end of every session, these computers reboot and wipe themselves clean.
If you need specialized tech help, the Library offers a free Tech Help Desk with Paul Zimmerman in the Learning Commons twice a month. Drop in between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Check our online calendar in advance to confirm dates and times, because sometimes they vary.