Newcastle Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28th, to complete parking lot resurfacing. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Monday, August 29th.
Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of gaming-rich resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, between the ages of 0 to 12 (and their Summer Learning Coaches), will enjoy learning ways to build bigger and better in Minecraft, how to play chess, for real!, or find fun new games for family game night!
So pull down your learning swim cap, and let's get started with Gaming for Children!
The Big Book of Minecraft by Trevor Talley
This book is packed with the most recent training, tools, and techniques to help readers get more out of their favorite sandbox game. From a brief overview of the game to advanced farming, mining, and building techniques, this guide touches on everything "Minecraft" enthusiasts could ever ask for.
Provides instructions and rules for classic indoor and outdoor children's games.
Starting Chess by Harriet Castor
Explains the rules of chess, how to use your pieces, and tips on strategy and winning.
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades.
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.
Links to a catalog search for 30+ Minecraft ebooks!
Our catalog can help!
Check the PLS online library calendar to find more gaming programs.
Build in your browser with this team-up game from Lego and Google Chrome:Build with Lego and Chrome
NASA Kids' Club:NASA Kid's Club
Check out our new Pioneer Library System Connect app! With your library card number and 4-digit PIN you'll be able to:
- Search for Print & eBooks;
- Place holds on Print & eBooks;
- Retrieve eBooks that are ready for download;
- Using OverDrive® Read technology, open & read eBooks directly in the PLS Connect app;
- Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
- Return eBooks before the expiration date;
- Easily get program & event information for your library.
As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!