Kuna Reads!

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Our brand new teen summer reading program kicked off yesterday with the first of three open Wii gaming parties.  Among the offerings were Guitar Hero (love the drums!), Super Smwii remotesash Bros Brawl, and Mario Kart. 

To get an entry ticket, all teens have to do is read for 2.5 hours each week—that averages out to less than half an hour each day.  Teens can bring their completed tracking sheets to the library to get their ticket, or just bring their completed tracked sheets to the library on game day for express entry. 

Of course, no expects Kuna’s teens to be video game zombies.  Wii-wary adults will be happy to know that classic board games like Battleship turn out to be just as popular as the latest Nintendo fad.  (We’re not kidding–just stop by on a game day to see for yourself…) 

Bummed that you missed the first Wii Read game day? No worries, since there will be two more game parties this summer.  If you or your teen (ages 13-17 can participate) wants to join in, just sign up for the summer reading program at Kuna Library anytime, grab a tracking sheet, and get going.  The next Wii Read game day will be Thursday, July 16 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the community room at Kuna Library.

Wii Read, Kuna’s first teen-targeted summer reading program, has been made possible in part by a grant from Wal-Mart and the Idaho Commission for Libraries.  The grant, which was created to spark creative ideas in youth library programming, allowed us to get the funding to buy the Wiis, projectors, projection screens, gaming mags, games, and accessories required.  With three Wiis in one room, there’s playing time for dozens of Kuna teens.