Bronwyn’s Library Blog

Gaming the Way to Literacy

Posted by bronwynr on January 5, 2009

Carvers Bay (South Carolina) Branch Library

http://www.webjunction.org/688/articles/content/443418

“If asked which US library is pushing the envelope on introducing interactive computer gaming in public libraries, how many would look to the most rural, poor, and isolated corner of a county in South Carolina? And if informed that this corner of the library world has a 30% illiteracy rate, a 15% unemployment rate, a poverty level exceeding 30% with up to 90% of school kids eligible for free or reduced-rate lunches, and a meager 2% rate for library card registration, what odds would you give that it can even keep its doors open?…”

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