Medina library will offer video game ...

Medina library will offer video game borrowing

There are 11 comments on the The Medina Sun story from Aug 1, 2010, titled Medina library will offer video game borrowing. In it, The Medina Sun reports that:

Beginning Monday, video games will be added to items available for borrowing from all Medina County District Libraries.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Medina Sun.

Bob

Medina, OH

#1 Aug 1, 2010
What a wonderful educational idea for our kids! Just think of all the exercise they can get too!
Mary

Medina, OH

#2 Aug 1, 2010
Did the tax money go toward the purchase of these video games, bad enough that place is a free babysitting service at the taxpayers expense!
Yeah right

Medina, OH

#3 Aug 1, 2010
What is your meaning of "babysitting"? Do kids go to a safe place like the library until their parents get home from work? Is that what you mean by babysitting? Is there someone actively watching them or are they reading books or using the computer there as they wait? If they aren't disruptive, what is the big deal? Do you mean to say you didn't go out of the house by yourself until you were 13 years old?

The video games will probably get scratched up like their movies, which isn't the library's fault but us "taxpayers".
funny

Bladenboro, NC

#4 Aug 2, 2010
Bob wrote:
What a wonderful educational idea for our kids! Just think of all the exercise they can get too!
yep
Ellie

Medina, OH

#5 Aug 3, 2010
I know my friend has her kids go there while she goes and does other things after work. It's easier for her to dump them there than drive them around with her. But hey, if they get hurt there then that's a lawsuit between her and the library.
No law said she has to be there with them right?

I have to say I don't agree with the video games because that isn't educational and what a library should be used for, they have video stores for that. A very unneccessary taxpayer expense if our money is paying for something so stupid.


Mary

Medina, OH

#6 Aug 3, 2010
Yeah right wrote:
What is your meaning of "babysitting"? Do kids go to a safe place like the library until their parents get home from work? Is that what you mean by babysitting? Is there someone actively watching them or are they reading books or using the computer there as they wait? If they aren't disruptive, what is the big deal? Do you mean to say you didn't go out of the house by yourself until you were 13 years old?
The video games will probably get scratched up like their movies, which isn't the library's fault but us "taxpayers".
You must be one of the people who do this.
Yeah right

Medina, OH

#7 Aug 3, 2010
Ellie, how old are your friend's kids?

Mary, no, but thanks for the fantastic idea.
Librarian

Dry Prong, LA

#8 Aug 4, 2010
It is a growing problem that parents dump their kids at the library and think that we provide free babysitting. Parents who dump their kids at the library are a lot of the same people who live off the government, get welfare, foodstamps, etc and dont think that it is their job to raise their own kids. They also dont bother to teach their kids manner, respect or how to behave in public.
The library should not be in the video game business. The games will all end up being stolen, damaged or checked out and never returned. What a waste of money!
It's sad how few people go to the library to actually check out books because they like to read.
LibrarianForTwoD ecades

Tucson, AZ

#10 Aug 7, 2010
Libraries have a mandate to provide for recreational needs of their patrons as well as educational: have you looked at the romance section, or the movies, the music?

Games don't seem educational but a decade of examination and research proves how these kneejerk assumptions are wrong: http://bit.ly/esvXJ and http://to.pbs.org/141FYG for starters.

Games and reading don't go together? It's not games OR books, it's games AND books. http://kotaku.com/5538238/score

Gaming can make a better world, according to Jane McGonigal: http://bit.ly/bkgFZF

Stop making assumptions and go look up some facts.
Rick

Medina, OH

#11 Aug 8, 2010
LibrarianForTwoDecades wrote:
Libraries have a mandate to provide for recreational needs of their patrons as well as educational: have you looked at the romance section, or the movies, the music?
Games don't seem educational but a decade of examination and research proves how these kneejerk assumptions are wrong: http://bit.ly/esvXJ and http://to.pbs.org/141FYG for starters.
Games and reading don't go together? It's not games OR books, it's games AND books. http://kotaku.com/5538238/score
Gaming can make a better world, according to Jane McGonigal: http://bit.ly/bkgFZF
Stop making assumptions and go look up some facts.
Are you paying the Medina Counties taxes? Are you at the library trying to read or do something educational when you have kids just running in and out? Gee a few years ago, a boy was receiving oral sex in one of the aisles at the Medina Library and got caught, nice thing for other children to see. He was under 15. Research that!
Johnny

Medina, OH

#12 Aug 10, 2010
Hey Rick, I remember that incident. That place has become an overpriced babysitting service for people who don't want to spend time with their kids. I'd like to see the kids there studying and reading, but lets face it, add video games to this place when there are all these places they can rent them from, your asking for more trouble. Not the way I want my tax money to be spent.

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