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Games & Gaming
Games and gaming is, by far, a favorite part of libraries! Not only are they great mental exercise but they are also an excellent way to connect with people, which is more important now than ever. Kids love all kinds of games. From simple ones like Tic Tac Toe and Hangman to more complex ones like chess and checkers.

Luckily the Youth Services department at Greenburgh Public Library has you covered when it comes to games and gaming. Check out some of our eLibrary resources listed below and our upcoming program:

Thursday, May 21, 5:30 pm

New and experienced players in grades 8-12 grade are welcome to join our new campaign, Lost Mine of Phandelver. Bring a 5 th  edition character or use one provided by the dungeon master. Registration required. See event for more details.
 
Game on!
Contact information@greenburghlibrary.org for help with your library card.
Ebooks
Parenting
A parent-friendly encyclopedia, UNPLUGGED PLAY offers hundreds and hundreds of battery-free, screen-free, chirp-and-beep-free games and fun variations that stretch the imagination, spark creativity, building strong bodies, and forge deep friendships...and keep kids busy at the table while mom or dad makes dinner.

Games Babies Play by Vicki Lansky
From Birth to Twelve Months
Over 100 games and activities designed for use from birth to one year are a gift from Vicki Lansky, tried and true advice-giver and author of more than two dozen books on parenting. Games Babies Play is a collection of traditional and contemporary games that are organized into four three-month sections to keep pace with baby's changing abilities.

Birth to 15 Months
Each day with your baby brings new moments of caring, teaching, holding and growing through baby's first experiences. Filled with magical ways to create and enhance those special everyday moments, 365 Games Smart Babies Play will help you celebrate each once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you and your baby share.

52 enjoyable and imaginative things to do! This fun pack is ideal for children (and their parents) stuck inside on a rainy day.
PreSchool
Telephone by Marc Barnett
It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner?
Jumanji   by Chris Van Allsburg
The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board, that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives.

This is the perfect introduction to chess for children from the age of seven upwards.

Sonic The Hedgehog by Ian Flynn
A powerful new foe has set his sights on Angel Island, and Sonic and his friends must defend it at all costs!
Curious about Minecraft, but not sure where to start? This book is just what you need. With its open-ended game play, massive world and dedicated fan base, Minecraft is a richly rewarding experience—once you get the hang of it. Easy-to-follow instructions, and tips and tricks from experts behind the game will help you survive and thrive.
Two pop culture juggernauts are teaming up and neither multiverse is prepared for what comes next!

Discover everything there is to know about Roblox!
Explore the most popular experiences, meet talented members of the community, check out the coolest items in the Roblox Catalog, and get an exclusive sneak peek behind the curtains at Roblox's HQ.

Comics based on the super-popular game Angry Birds

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer — a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake.
Audiobooks
Name of the Game by Rob Scotton
Splat the Cat' s friends Spike and Plank are coming over to play games. Splat is excited to play with them . . . until everything starts to go wrong! But fear not, readers will delight as Splat finds a way to have fun in the end.

Video games today are more advanced than ever. Players can explore virtual worlds. They can play with friends online. But how do video games work? What are the parts inside a game console? Listen to this book to find out!
Older Elementary
Collecting bugs, drawing cartoons, writing plays, studying robotics these are just some of the hobbies that inspired the creation of video games such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. Listen to this book to find out who and what inspired your favorite video games!
Tween
The book will walk you through the game, provide professional strategies and tips, as well as all the secrets in the game.
Teen
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game—it's a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championship and become an overnight sensation. With no time to lose, Emika's whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she's only dreamed of. But soon her investigation into a security problem uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Ready Player One b y Ernest Kline and narrated by Wil Wheaton
A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place and most of humanity spends their days in the vas virtual world of the OASIS. When Wade Watts cracks the first clue to the eccentric creator of the OASIS's fiendish puzzle, he's suddenly beset by rivals who'll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win.
Music
Kid's Party Time and Fun Games by Children’s Family Classics
Tween
Videos
Preschool
Road trip! Elmo, Abby, and Elmo's dad Louie are in the car for a long ride of fun, games, and singing! FEATURING NEW SONGS: "Go Before You Go" and "Are We There Yet?" and clips about buckling up and safety. LEARN ABOUT: Alphabet, Counting, Shapes.
Amid the poverty of Monterrey, Mexico, a ragtag group of boys discovers the joys of sandlot baseball, thanks to the guidance of a coach (Clifton Collins Jr.), who had once hoped to make it in the major leagues. Armed with a dream of playing in the Little League, the boys defy the odds, setting off on an unprecedented winning streak that leads them across the border to America and the 1957 Little League World Series.
Toxic cultures that breed violence and vitriol hide behind an industry that undervalues the innovation of its audience. GAMING IN COLOR crusades for anyone who believes that the pixelated world can be a better place for everyone, no matter who they are or what they love.

Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO examines the female experience in gaming and begins a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.
Activities
Get ready to build cup towers, complete Lego challenges, and more in just one minute!
More Online
Board Game Arena - Join the largest board game table in the world. No download necessary. Play directly from your web browser with your friends and thousands of players from around the world. FREE!

Chess.com - Play and learn chess for FREE! Over 5 million games played a day with over 37 million users!

Roblox.com - Create your own adventure! Sign up and start having fun. It’s FREE! Imagine, create, and play together with millions of players.

Kodu Game Lab - Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.

PBSKIDS.org - Play education games with your PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger and Peg + Cat!