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Enterprise Library hosts Wii competition for kids

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Home News

Concentrating on every turn, 10-year-old Theresa Guillermo takes first place while playing “Mario Kart” at the Wii Adventures event hosted by Enterprise Library on Sunday. Watching from behind is her father, Rudy.

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Holding a cordless Nintendo Wii steering wheel, the small group of library-goers took turns dodging obstacles and opponents Saturday afternoon as they raced around the various tracks trying to get the best time.

For the Enterprise Library's first attempt at hosting a Wii gaming event for youth, library staff member Harold Penn said everything went really well.

Only three people signed up for the event, which featured the game Mario Kart Wii, but a whole roomful ended up showing up, he said.

As there was some missing equipment, there was only one playing piece so each participant had to take turns at the wheel.

Penn sat recording the times of each participant.

The best time will be awarded a certificate, he said.

Part time production technician Candyl Anderson assisted each of the 10 or so pint-sized attendees with learning how to maneuver the mock steering wheel.

"I think it (this event) is fantastic," she said. "It makes the library that much more fun."

Silverado resident Katie Lopez, 9, said she was surprised to see that the library was hosting such an event.

"I was like, how come they're doing it here, it's supposed to be a reading place. It's supposed to be quiet," she said. "But it's a lot of fun."

Her brother George, 13, said they have a Wii at home but not the Mario Kart game and that it was something they might just have to ask their parents for.

Ashley Livingston can be reached at 990-8925 or [email protected]

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