Written by Abigail Lathrop

We are ecstatic to announce the Grand Opening of West Wyandotte’s Minecraft Realm! On August 28th at 3:00 PM, we will be opening the realm to 10 patrons who register to attend the event. This is a safe place for Minecrafters ages 7-12 to play together, build together and create friendships. Register to attend the grand opening by clicking here!

Afterwards, we will leave the realm open free to play 24/7. Just apply for access! Fill out the form by clicking here and our Youth Services Associate Abigail will review your form. Then, on August 28th at 4:30 PM, you will receive an invite to have access to the realm.

If you have any questions, please email alathrop@kckpl.org!

Now to the rest of this blog post!

Minecraft has been a strong force in the video game world in the last decade since its debut. It’s an instant classic that continues to expand and grow remaining entertaining for all ages. Whether you enjoy dominating survival mode or create magnificent builds in creation mode there’s endless possibilities.

Minecraft also has a HUGE presence in our library. Here are a few materials we’ve selected that are a fun tie into the game or a source of inspiration and direction with gameplay:

Minecraft: The Island

An official tie-in to the globally popular video game, Minecraft: The Island traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island. It’s a great fiction novel by the author of the adult novel World War Z.

 Guide To: Survival

This book is part of series that cover different topics such as crafting, the Nether, exploration, mini games. In Guide To: Survival you are given information on the creatures you encounter from friendly adorable dogs to terrifying dangerous creeper. If you gives you lay of the land and the know-how on the best weapons. It’s a perfect for new players and may even surprise some veteran players with it’s information. 

Theme Park Adventure

Theme Park Adventure is by the same author and gives you exciting possibilities with a theme park. Bouncy castle? Check! Haunted mansion? Check! The book gives you insight on layout, ambience, location and more! You won’t be disappointed with the ideas inside.

Minecraft: Volume 1

In the Minecraft graphic novels, Tyler has a strong group of friends forever linked in the world of Minecraft! Tyler, along with Evan, Candace, Tobi, and Grace have been going on countless adventures together across the Overworld and are in need of a challenge. They decide to go on the Ultimate Quest: to travel to the End and face off against the ender dragon! This would be a fun book to follow along with in game. Become the characters and follow their journey. Take up the challenge of facing against the ender dragon!

Whether you need books to help create fantastical builds and provide tips on tricky aspects of the game, or perhaps you just want something to entertain that is set in the world of Minecraft, KCKPL has hundreds of items, whether physical or even filed under our eContent! Simply search “Minecraft” in our catalog to browse the items.