LIBERTY TWP – A video game was the runaway hit of this year’s Liberty Valley Book Fair, with students swarming over a series of books detailing tips for the popular video game “Minecraft.”
“Those are flying off the shelf,” said Laurie Hause, president of the Home and School Association, which is in charge of the book fair. “Minecraft” is a game which has players constructing their own buildings and landscapes in a virtual world. The books provide tips on where to find rare materials in the game world needed to construct its items and how to build different structures.
The books were equally popular among girls as boys.
“I was surprised how many girls were interested in it,” Hause said.
Every student at the fair is given a free book of up to $6, “to make sure each child is reading,” Hause said.
The book fair ran from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. The book fair’s family night, on Wednesday, had more attendees than the previous fair this past spring, Hause said.