Want to avoid paying late fees at the library?! PLAY SOME DDR!

#1
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/02/06/library-lets-patrons-play-ddr-to-avoid-late-fees/

We've heard plenty of stories of libraries lending out video games, or using them to attract patrons, but this Nashua Telegraph story about expunging late fees with a quick play of Dance Dance Revolution is unique in our experience.

According to the story, the library's annual "Patron Appreciation Day" let attendees avoid their overdue fines by donating non-perishables to a local soup kitchen or playing a quick game of DDR. The exact pay-for-play system wasn't discussed in detail, but 16-year-old Arienne Stearns apparently needed a "C" grade on her dance to erase $14 of fines from her record.

Not that you had to have overdue books to play -- apparently, many girls "took second turns competing against the librarian, just for fun." This is a good deal, because from what we've heard, you haven't really experienced DDR until you've played it against a librarian ...
How crazy is that?! :lol
 
#3
DDR...at a library? Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of a library? ;) That is a funny and cool story. But man that would be embarrassing to tell all your friends you just got smoked in DDR by a librarian!
 
#4
Kinda wish it was ITG than DDR but it really doesnt matter since its in a library.

I wonder what they'll think when someone plays like Sakura or Max 300 on heavy on the machine.
 
#11
My local library has a ps2 with games at it. They have like a section where there is the ps2 and a table/booth where people play dungeons and Dragons and Magic at it and stuff. Like they are pretty cool at my library. lol
 
#12
mrs_enigma said:
My local library has a ps2 with games at it. They have like a section where there is the ps2 and a table/booth where people play dungeons and Dragons and Magic at it and stuff. Like they are pretty cool at my library. lol
why cant anything like that be around here...
 
#13
mrs_enigma said:
My local library has a ps2 with games at it. They have like a section where there is the ps2 and a table/booth where people play dungeons and Dragons and Magic at it and stuff. Like they are pretty cool at my library. lol
I wish there was somethin cool like that around here... >.> That way I wouldn't have to go up to the game shop just to get together with cousin and our crew...