Ontario: Hamilton Public Library Reviewing Policy on Acquiring and Lending of Video Games
From The Spectator:
Director of collections Lisa Weaver told library board members on Dec. 19 staff plan to re-evaluate policy around acquiring and providing video games, among other items in the collection.
Weaver was responding to a question from board member Mary Ann Leach, who wondered whether the library should be in the business of lending video games.
Chief librarian Paul Takala suggested there may be value in providing free access to video games to those who can’t afford to buy them, particularly youth, so that they can participate in the community that surrounds them.
Board members also briefly discussed the benefits of graphic novels and how the artistic element helps readers learn language.
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See Also: Hamilton Public Library Board Meeting Minutes and Video
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