We've heard plenty of stories of libraries lending out
video games, or using them to attract patrons
, but this Nashua Telegraph story
about expunging late fees with a quick play of Dance Dance Revolution
is unique in our experience.
According to the story, the library's annual "Patron Appreciation Day" let attendees avoid their overdue fines by donating non-perishables to a local soup kitchen or playing a quick game of DDR
. The exact pay-for-play system wasn't discussed in detail, but 16-year-old Arienne Stearns apparently needed a "C" grade on her dance to erase $14 of fines from her record.
Not that you had to have overdue books to play -- apparently, many girls "took second turns competing against the librarian, just for fun." This is a good deal, because from what we've heard, you haven't really
until you've played it against a librarian ...