Teens in Park Falls raised $375 for St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield by doing what they love best. On October 15, they played video games for 24 hours in the library, and raised pledges for the Children's Miracle Network as part of Extra Life 2011.
The intrepid youth services librarian Matthew White his teen team Book Force survived on junk food and video games for 24 hours and were able to make a real contribution to the community at the same time. Matthew is very excited about this project, and would love to see it initiated in other libraries. He'd be happy to talk with you about it if you contact him at white @ parkfallslibrary.org.
Gamers take a quick break for a photo shoot--2 other participants were missing for part of the day. "The people pictured are, from left to right: William Sanden, Andrew Mancl, Tyler Bushman, Liz Pritzl, and Daniel Johnson. Also participating, but not pictured, were foreign exchange students Gent Gjuta and Hamza Khan - they had another commitment for part of the evening and weren't there when I took the pictures."