Minecraft in public libraries for teens and young adults @lgreenpd

Apparently Minecraft is appearing in lots of public libraries.

After Peter Green extended the curiosity of a colleague(?) to twitter I caught his blogged sharing of the three examples that were tweeted back: Minecraft bringing teens into the public library.

I suspected there would be quite a few more, and I wondered whether anyone has contributed case studies or analyses to the traditional professional literature. As Peter hasn’t yet updated or received comments I went searching. EBSCO’s LISTA offered articles that made glancing mentions, but nothing more. The blogosphere (new professional literature) was more productive, offering three perspectives for Peter’s question on whether it will draw teens to the library:

On the YALSA blog, Jessica Schneider’s helpfully detailed discussion of her program mentions that it was “a hit, with about 14 teens attending”:

Back in 2011, NYPL’s New Canaan Library’s building competition in Minecraft apparently attracted a younger crowd; Gretchen Kolderup reported in her blog–again with wonderfully shared detail. (thank 8-Bit Library for the pointer)

When Brenda Hough wrote about Silver Lake, Kansas’ Minecraft offerings at techsoup for libraries, they were attracting mostly ‘middle school students’ apparently because the library set up with MinecraftEdu:

Google listed a bunch more public libraries offering some sort of Minecrafting activity. Gathering them to add to Peter’s list, could I gather an A-Z?: