Level Up at the Library’s After-Hours Gaming Lock-in

Battle it out by branch at the library’s After Hours Gaming Lock-in.

Whether video games are your thing or you have a penchant for their tabletop cousin, bring your competitive edge to the Newport Branch for a gaming night with prizes on the line.

After Hours Gaming Lock-In

When: 5-9 pm Saturday, Feb. 19

Where: Newport Branch (901 E. 6th St.), but teens and tweens from all of Campbell County are encouraged to attend!

The Newport Branch is hosting an After Hours Gaming Lock-In where teens and tweens can represent their branch to see who reigns victorious in a variety of games, from console to tabletop and more. The winning branch earns a glorious trophy.

There will be mini-games every hour, and with them, the chance to win prizes and raffles. Take a break between games by kicking back with anime, which will be on deck all night long. Snacks will be provided.

At the end of the night, one lucky player will take home the grand prize: a Nintendo Switch Lite. 

Other prizes include a wireless gaming headset, movie projector, a Charizard Funko Pop, stickers, Roblox gift cards, Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions, a Demon Slayer mask, board games and the list goes on!

Register now!

Other February Gaming Programs

Can’t get enough gaming? Lucky for you, our February programming lineup offers several programs perfect for teens looking to get their gaming fill.

  • Gaming the Movies: Watch a classic movie and play its board game adaptation. This is the general premise of Gaming the Movies, a new monthly program. Catch it at the Alexandria Branch at 4 pm Wednesday, Feb. 2 and at the Cold Spring Branch at 5 pm, Feb. 21.
  • Mario Kart TournamentHeld at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch at 4 pm Thursday, Feb. 3, players will compete in a double-elimination Mario Kart tournament. Do you have what it takes? Top three places win prizes.
  • Cooking Video Game Chaos: Enjoy the fun of cooking without the risk of being burnt, cut or having to eat a failed dish. Race against the clock in a handful of cooking-centric video games, including Cooking Mama and Overcooked 2 on the Nintendo Switch; Brunch Club and Cook, Serve, Delicious on the PlayStation 4; or Cook-Out and Job Simulator – Chef on our VR Headsets. Try your (virtual) cooking chops at 4 pm Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch.
  • Family Board and Card Game Day: Bring the whole family to the Cold Spring Branch 1 pm Sunday, Feb. 13 to play from our collection of over 250 board and card games. You can also bring a favorite from home!
  • Tween Pokémon PartyIf you love all things Pokémon—from the trading cards to the anime to the video games—then join other fans at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch at 4 pm Thursday, Feb. 17. Feel free to bring your own gaming systems or trading cards.

Browse Our Collection

Did you know that you can check out board, card and video games at the library? Before you splurge on a new game, give it a test run by checking out a copy from your favorite branch. Want to explore new games but don’t know where to start? Our collection is the place to look. Game your heart out with your library card!

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