Since hosting eSports programs throughout 2020, the Bundaberg Library has started a Gamers Group once a fortnight for those over the age of eight years old.
These groups provide a great opportunity for adults and children alike to share experiences and build skills to create a vibrant gaming community in Bundaberg.
Bundaberg Library’s Information Services Librarian Stephen Harris said this program provides a great opportunity for kids and adults to learn a range of valuable skills.
“The Gamers Group allows the community to learn valuable communication and kinaesthetic skills as well as strong social skills especially when it comes to game explanation and strategy,” he said.
“Members work as a team and gamers understand that everyone is important to ultimate success.”
Stephen said the group also provides an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of the world their children are currently living in.
“There is often a disconnect between parents and the digital skillsets their children have,” he said.
“Gamer’s Group allows parents the opportunity to see the world their children now live in and the world the children will help build.”
The games are group driven and all suggestions are considered.
Currently the group play Beat Saber, Job Simulator, Among Us, Roblox, H.I.D.E., Space Pirates, Rocket League and Minecraft but future game choice is up to the group.
Over time this group will have an opportunity to be involved with the following activities:
- Building a Minecraft server
- Learn about and use Virtual Reality equipment
- Play various PC and mobile games
- Learn how to live stream
The last event was held on Wednesday, 28 July and saw a full house with kids enjoying the session.
The next event will be held on Wednesday, 11 August from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
Bookings are essential due to limited spaces and can be made online.
The Library has a range of activities on offer throughout the week which can all be found on the library website.