Pottsboro (Tex.) Library has received a $49,657 IMLS grant to start a scholastic e-sports program. Library Director Dianne Connery says the program will help young people learn problem-solving, collaboration, and communication—all while playing video games. The library will form an e-sports club through the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. Students will compete in local and national e-sports tournaments, access clinics and workshops on game skills, and enter challenges based on analytics and creativity. The funds will purchase gaming computers, headsets, and faster internet capability.
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