Our young Pokemon trainers battle Gym Leader Meredith for a badge.

Our young Pokemon trainers battle Gym Leader Meredith for a badge.

Kids competed in our first ever Mentor Pokemon League earlier this week.

The kids each received their own pokemon — 3D printed at our library — for them to decorate and battle with.

The young trainers then battled against five of our gym leaders and earned badges for each leader they defeated. We had a lot of fun (even if our poor Abra could use a trip to Nurse Joy.)

By the way, if your children like video games, we have a club they’ll love.

MPL Arcade meets the third Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting is Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. at our Main Branch. In addition to Wii U games, we also play tabletop and board games, so kids can still have fun while they’re waiting for a controller.

And, of course, we have hundreds of video games that you can borrow from us, including titles for Nintendo Switch.