Teen Gaming Night is an event hosted by the Young Adult department at the Albany County Public Library one Friday a month. The event is open to teens ages 11-18 (age limit strictly enforced). The event begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 8pm. Teens will have access to the library's video game equipment, board games and Minecraft server! We will be in the large meeting room, where we can accommodate up to three TVs and an HD projector. We will serve pizza, veggies, soda and water. The event is open to teens and directed by those who attend. Teens must have emergency contact information with them in order to attend. Other than that, we have only one rule, respect your peers and library property! The event is staffed by Bailey A. Murray, one of the library’s Teen Specialists, who has been working with teens for over 7 years, and Kennedy Penn-O'Toole, the library's other Young Adult Specialist.
Parents and Teens, if you have any questions or concerns please call Bailey Murray @ 721-2580 ext. 2558
The fine print:
- Teens may bring board games or video games from home, but all games must be appropriate for all ages in attendance (no M rated games under any circumstances). The library is not responsible for items brought from home in the event that they are damaged, lost or stolen; if you are worried, leave them at home.
- Pizza is first come first served. If we run out that is tragic, but staff will not be able to leave and get you any more so be on time!
- The age limit is a strict one, no one under 11 or over 18 will be admitted. The age limit ensures that teens have a time set aside just for them to be themselves in a safe environment.
- Fighting, bullying, cussing, throwing, pushing, screaming, hitting, chasing or generally roughhousing is not tolerated. If you cannot be nice to fellow gaming night participants your parents will be called and you will be asked to leave. Library staff reserves the right to ask disruptive teens to leave. You may try again another day. (This has never been a problem in the past and we look forward to continuing that trend.)
- It is library policy that children and teens between the ages of 9 and 17 have parent or guardian emergency contact information with them at all times while using the library without parental supervision. This policy will be strictly enforced since this event takes place after regular library hours.