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Do you think that a movie license is necessary if individual kids are  
just watching a movie on their own? To me, it is not the same thing as  
the library sponsoring a movie night.

Janet Wilson, Director
Rangeley Public Library

Quoting "Sally J. Bannen" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Our library has a TV in our Teen area-which is within sight of the  
> circulation desk-that has a Wii hooked up to it. We have had success  
> with kids asking for Wii remotes and discs at the desk whenever they  
> want to play, with very little staff-monitoring needed.
>
> We would like to do something similar with movies and have purchased  
> a DVD player which we intend to hook up just as we have the Wii. We  
> already have a movie license. However, we are trying to figure how  
> to assure (as best we can without keeping an eye on that area all  
> the time) that the kids are using license-approved movies. Since the  
> DVD player can run with without the remote, there isn't actually  
> anything to stop them from popping in any movie they wish. As we all  
> know, putting a sign up to say what needs to be done doesn't always  
> work.
>
> If anyone has successfully done something along this line, we would  
> be glad to hear your advice.
>
> Thanks,
> Sally
>
> Sally Bannen
> Technical Services Librarian
> Windham Public Library
> 217 Windham Center Road
> Windham ME 04062
> (207) 892-1908
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