Reading Riot: Gotta Read ‘Em All!

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Since the Pokemon Go phenomenon began, the Bealeton library has been crawling with packs of Pokemon Trainers using their mobile phones to capture creatures and earn rewards. It’s been fun welcoming so many new faces to the library and hearing about the game.

But remember, we are more than just a PokeStop! The library has lots of other resources to check out while you’re on the Pokemon trail.

•   Books, magazines and DVDs
•  Audiobooks and downloadable e-books
•  Free wi-fi and public computers
•  Free programs and events for all ages

So while you’re out catching Pokemon, be sure and grab your free library card and enjoy our services.

For all you video game lovers, here are some books to read when you take a break from capturing Pokémon.

Book cover Gameworld, teens near waterfall in jungleGameworld by C.J. Farley

A fast-paced and fun story of a boy who is suddenly pulled into the world of his favorite video game. There he encounters actual monsters, giant storytelling spiders, malevolent hummingbirds, and the ultimate challenge of learning how to be a hero.

Game Slaves by Gard Skinner

A highly intelligent group of video game enemy non-player characters (NPC) begin to doubt they are merely codes in a machine, and their search for answers leads them to a gruesome discovery.

Game Over by James Patterson

In Tokyo, 15-year-old Daniel X faces two of the most dangerous aliens on the planet, who are plotting to use video games to control children and turn them into an army of doom.

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft

Arlo is not only a dirt-bike daredevil but he’s also a top-ranking video gamer. When his skills at virtual drone warfare catch the attention of the U.S. military, he is pressured into working for them at a secret base.

Have fun and be safe!

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

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