New Video Games Winter 2014


ATV Offroad Fury 4

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X-2

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Jak 3

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Soulcalibur III

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection


Bit. Trip Complete

De Blob 2

Fishing Resort

Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident

Pandora’s Tower

Rhythm Heaven Fever

The Last Story

Xbox 360

Duck Dynasty

Madden 15

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventure 2

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax


We Now Have Xbox 360 Games

Our video game collection is growing.  We have added some Xbox 360 games (including a few Kinect games).  2 games per card are available on a 3 day loan.

The Xbox 360 titles we currently have are:

Adrenalin Misfits (Kinect)

Batman: Arkham Asylum


Dance Central (Kinect)

Kinect Adventures! (Kinect)

Marvel vs Capcom 3

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Soul Calibur IV

Super Street Fighter IV

Tekken 6

Zumba Fitness (Kinect)


We also have added a few Nintendo Game Cube games:

Crash Bandicoot: the Wrath of Cortex

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure

EA Sports Madden NFL 06


Come in and check out our entire collection of PS2, Wii, Xbox 360, and Game Cube games!

New Video Games November 2010

Playstation 2

Civil War: A Nation Divided

Final Fantasy XII

Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s

Guitar Hero Metallica

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Lego Batman

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure

Spider-man: Friend or Foe

We Love Katamari


Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

Cabla’s Big Game Hunter 2010

Disney Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship

Just Dance

Real Heroes Firefighter

Rolling Stone Drum King

Samba De Amigo

Smarty Pants

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest

Olean Public Library Now Has Video Games!

We are pleased to announce our newest collection – video games!  Based on an earlier survey of our patrons we decided to purchase PS2 and Wii games.  There currently are ten titles for each system.

The titles are:

PlayStation 2

Atari Anthology

Crash: Mind over Mutant

Disney Cars

FIFA Soccer 10

Gran Turismo 4

MLB 10: The Show

Monster Jam

Namco Museum 50th Anniversary

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night


Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

Game Party 3

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga


Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution


Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

We will be purchasing and lending games rated E, E 10+, and T.  Most games that appealed to our population (again based on the surveys) were games which were rated E or T.   Individual titles will be purchased for the collection after consulting professional journals, ALA recommendations, and trade magazines such as Game Pro.    Because of the time limitation on the circulation of the games, the collection will consist of games that can be played and “won” in a reasonable amount of time.

Why Video Games?

  • Public libraries have a mission to provide a variety of materials in a variety of formats. Videogames are stories & information, presented in new formats. Libraries are about stories & information, not just books.
  • Public libraries have a mission to provide cultural, recreational, and entertaining materials, as well as informational and educational materials. Games provide stories and information as they entertain and educate.
  • Games meet developmental needs of teens established by the National Middle School Association they encourage social interaction between peers and non-peers, enforce rules and boundaries, encourage creative expression, reward competence and achievement, and provide opportunity for self-definition
  • Games can enrich vocabulary and expose players to language roots e.g. fighting the flaming monster Incendius can plant the key to unlock the more ordinary word “incendiary” upon later exposure. Crone, spawn, inquisitor, hydromancer, lorekeeper, magister, elemental, tainted, and evocation are other examples of vocabulary builders that can readily be found in games.
  • Although a gamer may follow a path laid out by a designer, they are often several ways to get to the endgame. Playing a game requires creativity and imagination.

Happy gaming everyone!

Gaming survey

Please take a few minutes to fill out this gaming survey.  Thank you!

(We also have paper copies available at the library near the computers and in the YA section.)

Click Here to take survey