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Utah County library issues partial gaming ban

Utah County library issues partial gaming ban



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A Utah County library says it had to put a partial video game ban on its computers to give library patrons a chance to actually look things up.

In a city where the median age is 13 years old, Eagle Mountain spokeswoman Linda Peterson says the city library had turned into a big hangout for kids after school. That's good, but too many were taking over all the computers for online video gaming.

"There were students and adults who needed to use computers for research that were having to wait too long and, you know, getting frustrated by that," Peterson said.

So, the library put in an online video game ban from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., except on weekends.

The library says it has received a few complaints and a lot of thank-yous for the video game-free hours.

The city isn't alone. Several others in the county have even tougher no computer game policies for all hours.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

Randall Jeppesen

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