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First at Four: Minecraft Monday has kids learning something new every week

Every Monday, kids across New Hanover County flock to the public libraries to build things in the virtual world on Minecraft Monday. (Source: WECT) Every Monday, kids across New Hanover County flock to the public libraries to build things in the virtual world on Minecraft Monday. (Source: WECT)
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Children are getting crafty – but they’re not using scissors and glue.

Every Monday, kids across New Hanover County flock to the public libraries to build things in the virtual world. 

Scooter Hayes organizes Minecraft Monday at Myrtle Grove Library.

“Minecraft is an open-ended video game,” Hayes explained. “It’s all about placing blocks and exploring worlds and going on adventures.”

Hayes said it’s not just all fun and games.

“You can learn computer coding, literacy, technology,” Hayes said. “We use MinecraftEDU for telling stories. We played Swiss Family Robinson. We reenacted Hunger Games.”

He said the group takes on a different challenge every week. 

Space is limited and there is often a waiting list to get in. 

For children 11 and up, registration is required. 

You can register by calling Scooter at 798-6393 or emailing him at shayes@nhcgov.com.

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