Teens have several options for gaming and hanging out in the teenZone.
Video Game Consoles: The teenZone has a PS3, Wii-U, 2 Xbox 360, and 2 Xbox One consoles that teens can use any time the tZ is open. The important thing is that they have a valid teen library card, teen limited card, or teen e-card in good standing in order to use the consoles. Oh, and it must be their library card- not their Mom's or brother's! Ask the staff member at the desk and they will let you pick a game from our selection and a controller.
Video Game PCs: We also have four gaming computers that are available to reserve for 120 minutes a day for teens.* These are strictly for gaming. They are preloaded with Minecraft, Steam, etc. The teen must have their teen library card, teen limited card, or teen e-card (valid and in good standing) to use these.
Board Games: Teens can always ask to borrow one of the teenZone board games like Apples to Apples, Clue or Trivial Pursuit. Just ask the staff member at the desk. No library card required.
Laptops: We also have teen laptops available for non-gaming stuff like homework or Facebook. Teens simply use their teen library card (valid and in good standing) at the reservation station (located between the staff desk and the Wii-U system) and it will assign them to a computer. Like the gaming computers, they get 120 minutes a day.*
Tablets: We currently have two tablets that teens can use in exchange for their library card. The teen must have a teen library card, teen limited card, or teen e-card (valid and in good standing) to use these. There is no time limit on these.
* The time limit for PC games AND laptops is 120 minutes total. (Not 120 minutes for a laptop and 120 minutes for a game computer).