If your school library was anything like mine, then it had a ring of old posters around the perimeter, high on the wall where no librarian could reach to change them, trying to convince children that reading is cool.
The British Library, which catalogues every book published in the UK for posterity's sake, is keen to start keeping copies of old video games, too.
In a public library, a dude sitting at a monitor with his hands in his lap, covered by a newspaper, implicitly means bad things. Fear not, he's only sneaked in an Xbox to steal the free WiFi and play Halo.
There are, perhaps, few more disconsonant scenes than of the austere silence of the library and the boisterous play of video games, but a growing movement is starting to put the two under one roof.
Why exactly should libraries carry video games? Or music or movies for that matter? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of free gaming, but I can't help but question the increasing multimedia nature of libraries.