Michigan Libraries Stocking Video Games

The Detroit Free Press reports that some public libraries in Michigan are trying to lure teens using something other than books. They have stocked shelves with hundreds of video games for borrowing — saying the complex games help teens build cognitive skills.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Here's how one head librarian put the challenge: Getting teens to come to the library is right up there with getting them to go to church. The Detroit Free Press reports that some public libraries in Michigan are now trying to lure the kids into the library using something other than books. They've stocked shelves with hundreds of video games for check out. One teen librarian says the complex games help teens build cognitive skills.

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