Mattituck-Laurel Library in Mattituck, New York now has a complete version of its library built in the world of Minecraft.
Parents’ and children’s department co-manager Karen Letteriello and Elizabeth Grohoski led the project. Check it out at School Library Journal:
Each room of the Minecraft library offers a clue inside treasure chests tucked into the virtual shelves. Clues provide students with a summary of the plot, title, author, and call letters—so children can locate the books inside the physical library. There are other activities as well—a maze, mini-games in which children can locate objects like sheep wool in multiple colors, and eventually a racetrack, which Grohoski hopes to build. Children can play a few notes on the virtual piano or ride up and down the virtual elevator—just like the one inside the real branch.
In the video embedded below, you can see the Minecraft library in action. Here’s more from library, including some links about using Minecraft:
Minecraft is the fun new activity at our library! Play here with our library accounts or download our world from our site and play at home with your own account! Check back often to see new updates to our downloadable world. New in-game minigames, puzzles and structures. How to download a custom world and How to Play Minecraft and Minecraft Tutorials.
(Link via Mr. Dent)