Below are the games with the most checkouts in 2020! What games did you check out from CPL this year?

The game with the most combined checkouts was SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

The individual game with the most checkouts was MINECRAFT for NINTENDO SWITCH

How did Cyberpunk 2077 go from the most anticipated game of 2020 to the hot mess gamers received? Since Cyberpunk 2077's release on December 10th, the gaming community has experienced a much different game than promised from CD Projekt Red. Gamers are reporting several bugs, game crashes, and even being unplayable on base consoles. Epileptic gamers have reported seizure triggering gameplay as well. On December 14th, CD Projekt Red apologizes on Twitter and recommends unhappy players seek a refund from where they purchased the game. 

 

So what happened? CD Projekt Red kept promises high through trailers and official gameplay footage while keeping console footage hidden. The game was delayed 3 times this year even though CD Projekt Red claimed the game was playable. Reviewers only received a PC copy of Cyberpunk 2077 to review after signing a non-disclosure agreement not to show gameplay footage. This resulted in high reviews from gaming journalists including IGN. Hopes were high when players opened their brand new game, only to be disappointed with an unfinished project. 

 

What has been your experience playing Cyberpunk 2077? Do you think CD Projekt Red should have delayed the game again? Try out the game yourself by checking out one of our copies below. 

 

The Game Awards announced their winners for 2020. Did your favorite(s) make the list? What game helped you get through 2020?

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Game Direction
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Audio Design
  • Best Performance: Laura Bailey as Abby
  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best Action/Adventure
A blue house with four groups of families.

The season undoubtedly looks different this year, but the Canton Public Library is here to ensure that your family stays safe at home for the holidays! CPL Librarians have compiled some of the best library resources for you to enjoy while cozied up with your loved ones.

 

Below you'll find a special selection of games to play while staying home. You can challenge your friends with competitive games or hang out with friends on social games. Video games are also a great way to escape to other worlds and play through epic stories. Lastly, exercise games are a great way to safely work out from home. Check out one of our suggested games today!

Competitive Games With Friends

CPL Game Night

June: Dungeons & Dragons

Red text logo for Dungeons and Dragons

Zoom links were sent out to registrants at 12:00pm on Monday June 14th. If you register after this time please email gudenburra@cantonpl.org to get the zoom link. 

CPL Game Night is a 1 hour social program for players aged 10 and up and all gaming abilities. Participants will socialize with each other through Zoom while playing a game together. On June 15th at 6:00 PM we will be playing the roleplaying game Dungeons & DragonsRegistration opens June 7th.

 

Dungeons & Dragons materials provided generously by Wizards of the Coast

Gaming Requirements:

  • To join a Zoom meeting players must have Zoom installed on their device. Microphone access is required, camera access is optional. 
  • To play Dungeons & Dragons you will need:
    • A character sheet
    • Roleplaying Dice (optional)

 

Character Sheets are below. Customize your character by picking a name. 

July: Quiplash

CPL Game Night is a 1 hour social program for players aged 10 and up and all gaming abilities. Participants will socialize with each other through Zoom while playing a video game together. On July 24th at 6:00 PM we will be playing Quiplash. Registration opens June 24th. 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, July 24 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online Quiplash Register
Thursday, August 5 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Online Among Us Register

Looking for more books to read with a beach theme? Check out one of these titles below!

Informational Books

Ocean counting by Janet Lawler

The Assassin's Creed games take historical events and give them a fantasy twist. In Assassin's Creed Valhalla you play as a Viking raider looking for a new home in 9th Century England. Check out one of the following books below to learn the history behind the characters and stories you encounter in the game. 

The age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history.

The Vikings : a history by 1948- Robert Ferguson

Presents a history of the Nordic warriors and explorers who plundered and traded their way across Europe, and discusses how their conquests helped spread and enhance accomplishments in the arts, culture, and government.

Video games are a great way to stay connected with friends and family while having fun! Competitive games have a clear winner and players compete by shooting, racing, or fighting. Cooperative games require players to work together to meet a goal. Social games have open environments for players to hang out and explore together. 

Competitive

Call of Duty is the classic first person shooter game to play online with friends. 

Also available for Xbox One

Playstation 5 system and controller. Both have a white body with black accents.

The next generation of systems are coming in November 2020! But what does that mean? Below is an overview of each system, the digital editions, backward compatibility, and new games. 

Playstation 5

Pokemon Search Kit

Pokemon Eevee on red, yellow, and grey checkered carpet.

Emails have been sent with instructions on how to pick up kits. They will be on the hold shelf until November 16th.

 

Attention Pokemon Trainers of ALL AGES! Back by popular demand we have created ANOTHER Pokemon Kit! This one features items you can use while you search for wild Pokemon at home or while playing Pokemon Go. Trainers interested in picking up a kit will need to register to reserve a kit from October 22nd to November 5th. Trainers can pick up their kits starting on November 2nd. 

 

Note: please schedule your pickup appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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