<p>LibraryCraft was created to bring communities together across Western Australia (WA) in a protected, structured and moderated means in order that players might stretch their creativity and imagination. LibraryCraft uses the options of Minecraft that stretch users’ innovation and artistic pondering, develops their STEAM abilities and builds social and life expertise reminiscent of collaboration, negotiation, financial administration and civic engagement.</p><br/><p>Design/methodology/approach</p><br/><p>In late 2019, the Fremantle Library launched a small, local Minecraft server for the area people of younger people. After a number of months of testing and upgrades, LibraryCraft was made obtainable to all gamers aged 7-17 across WA, and WA native governments were invited to participate.</p><br/><p>Findings</p><br/><p>The COVID-19 pandemic led to a cancellation of Fremantle Library in-particular person programmes; LibraryCraft, as a purely online programme, was scaled up, and in just a few weeks, had greater than tripled its participant base. On the time of writing, LibraryCraft brings together 20 WA local councils, reaches over one hundred players from Derby-West Kimberley to Albany and sees a whole lot of play hours logged every week. Gamers have created new friendships across the state and are regularly working collaboratively on challenges and exploration.</p><br/><p>Originality/value</p><br/><p>While Minecraft servers operated by libraries are removed from new, LibraryCraft is unique. <a href="">Mcname</a> No groups of libraries have run Minecraft servers collaboratively in Australia before, and none is available state vast. The programme is very valued with families in WA, providing a secure social outlet for players stuck at dwelling in isolation.</p>

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