At a recent Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce event, Library Director, Jon McDaniel, was the recipient of an Xbox provided by LAN Systems through the Microsoft Community Event program. Jon saw value in using the Xbox for the library’s summer program so LAN Systems and Microsoft teamed up to donate numerous games for all ages. The Xbox will travel between the three FCPL locations and will be used for a special summer program.
With the Xbox Kinect, the player is the controller. With a motion sensor, facial and voice recognition built into the unit, there are no remote controls or joysticks needed for play. With this mobility, it will be easy for the library to offer the educational fun to each of its locations. And with the wide selection of games, there will be something for everyone.
“This is cool technology that will be loved by kids of all ages,” said Mary Hester, CEO LAN Systems. “We can’t wait to find out everyone’s favorite game. It’s going to be a tossup between Disneyland Adventures and Just Dance.”
The Xbox Kinect will make its library debut on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at “Own the Night,” a teen program at the Cumming Library featuring dance, karaoke, games, and a beach book bag craft,” said Vanessa Cowie, Youth Services Coordinator at the Forsyth County Public Library. “Plans are underway to use the Xbox at many future programs for youth of all ages at all three library branches.”