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Summer Reading 2014 Minecraft Challenge!
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Participating Libraries

Goshen (Millie)                  5/19 - 6/2 kit  

Washingtonville (Anna)      6/6 - 6/15 kit

Haverstraw (Mark)            6/20 - 6/30 kit

Warwick (Dianne)             7/7 - 7/16 kit

Monticello (Joanna)          7/23 - 8/5 kit

Nyack (Elizabeth)             8/11 - 8/24 kit

Sloatsburg (AnnMarie)      8/27 - 9/8 kit

Florida (Meg)                  using Tablet versions online

Stony Point (Jennifer)      using Kid's copies online

West Nyack (Maureen)      own XBOX

Valley Cottage (Jennifer)    own XBOX

** Fallsburg had to withdraw


The Challenge

How to set up 4 player splitscreen:



FYI - you will need an HDMI cable (and HD capable TV or projector) and 8 batteries to be able to use the kit.

For more info:

Please be flexible, the kit has to come back to RCLS and then sent back out to the next library. While I tried to give enough time in between libraries, there are all kinds of anomolies in the delivery (thanks to those guys btw).

You have up to 2 weeks to have the kids collaborate and build a replica of your library in-game. Focus on the outside first and then the inside if you have time. 20 hours max should be the limit. There is no limit to the number of kids involved, or their ages.

Tell the kids to build their library near the spawn point so I can find it.

If using the kit, name the library the same as yours and save it to the hard drive.

If building your library online, make a movie of a tour of your library - use a tablet or camera - and upload it to YouTube. Let me know if you need help or a YouTube login - So it would look something like the video above.

Even better, if all of you could create the movie and embed it into this guide (I have made ya'all collaborators), that would be helpful. It would also be a good way to teach the kids video editing and creation skills.

Voters will be all participating librarians,  Randy and I. We will do it via the Vote tab on this guide.

Winner should be announced around 9/15

Winner can choose one of the following prizes for their library:

Copy of XBOX 360 Minecraft in a box ($20)

3 copies of a handheld version (android or ios) for tablets ($21)

1 pc copy ($27.95)

Downloadable version of Playstation 3 or XBOX 360 version ($20)

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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