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Wii Gaming Policy, April 2009

The Denver Public Library welcomes youth ages 10-19 to use the Gaming System in the teen area. Children under age 10 must play with a parent or guardian. Special times, events, and tournaments may include adult participation.

Our Gaming area is offered to make the library enticing to youth and teens, to encourage them to visit the library, to develop a love of books and reading, and to expose them to the services available at the library.

Anyone using the Wii gaming system must read and agree to the Gaming Policy before using it. The rules in the policy are set up to ensure proper use of the equipment and allow fair access to our patrons. Failure to follow these rules of conduct will result in loss of Library Gaming System privileges. Any damages that occur to the library's space and equipment and to the Wii and Wii accessories will be the responsibility of the patron or patrons using the area at the time the damage occurs. A manual invoice may be generated and attached to the patron's library card number to pay for damages. A letter explaining the damage charges may be sent to the patron's home address. This will be handled on a case by case basis.

Wii Gaming Rules

1. The patron must have a library card in good standing with the Denver Public Library.

2. Game playing will be limited to 30 minutes (1/2 hour) per day/evening. If no one is waiting to use the game, play may continue for up to 30 more minutes, but players must be willing to end play if someone else signs up to use the Wii. Players must end play immediately at the request of the library staff.

3. A limit of one hour of play per day will be enforced, even if the Wii is not signed out to another player.

4. Patrons must sign up to use the Wii at the front desk. Any backpacks must be left at the front desk. At the time of sign up, the patron will be given the controllers or other accessories that are needed to play. After play period is up, the patron must check the items back in to a staff member and sign out.

5. Gamers using the Wii must wear the wrist leash. Gamers who fail to use leash will lose their privileges for that day.

6. Patrons using the Wii area are asked to respect others using the library and keep the volume and noise level low.

7. Only 2 patrons will be allowed to play at one time. No more than two additional patrons may be in the Teen area to watch, unless there is a special event or tournament.

8. Gamers may only use the Wii equipment and games available at the library. No games, memory cards or extra accessories from home may be used at the library. The library will not allow the Wii games to be checked out of the teen area.

9. Inventory of gaming accessories will be taken daily by the staff.

10. Gamers are asked to treat the equipment gently. Those patrons that do not treat the equipment gently or are too loud and disruptive will be asked by the staff to stop for the day. Gamers who repeatedly abuse the equipment will have his/her gaming privileges revoked indefinitely.

11 Gamers must quit play and check equipment back in to the staff 10 minutes before closing. The staff will give players a reminder of the closing time 10 minutes prior to quitting time.

12. The Wii Gamin System is limited to use during specified gaming hours only.

This policy will be posted in the Gaming Area and online.

A copy of the signed gaming policy will be kept on file at the library. Parents wishing to have a copy of these rules may obtain one from the front desk.

Thank you.

The Denver Library Staff and Board of Trustees.

I ______________________(first and last name) agree to the above policy and will abide by the Wii Gaming Rules as stated above.

Date _____________________

Patron Signature _____________________

Parent Signature if under age 10 ______________________