Gaming in The Hive
How to Reserve a Console
Visit staff at the Teen Desk to make a reservation for playing video games in the Hive. Advanced reservations are not available at this time.
To reserve the video games in the Hive, patrons must:
- Have an active Helen Plum library card
- Be in grades 6-12
- Follow the Video Game Guidelines
- Follow Library Policies and Rules
Teen Gaming Guidelines
- You are expected follow U-2 Patron Behavior Policy, including being “well-mannered and respectful of other patrons and staff as well as Library and patron property.”
- All video game equipment must be turned in at the Teen Desk after use.
- Video game consoles are unavailable 15 minutes before The Hive closes.
- You are not permitted to change account settings. You cannot login to your personal accounts, add friends, or link accounts on library equipment.
- You can use the pre-downloaded games on the console and make suggestions to staff for any video games you would like to be potentially added.
- You are not permitted to bring your own controllers or download games.
- Saved data will be removed from consoles regularly.
Play with up to 10 players!
Four controllers available.
Available Switch Games
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure
Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?!
Mariokart 8 Deluxe
Burn rubber across Mushroom Kingdom raceways—underwater, in the sky, upside-down in zero-g, and past the finish—for the win! Get revved up for local multiplayer*, online** in-game tournaments, a revamped battle mode, and more!
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 lets you duke it out with the biggest and best fighting character roster yet, including all new characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Squidward Tentacles, Jimmy Neutron, and more!
Super Mario Bros Wonder
Classic Mario gameplay is turned on its head with Wonder Flowers in the Super Mario Bros. Wonder game! These game-changing items can make some wonderfully weird stuff happen. Witness pipes coming alive, wreak havoc as a giant Spike-Ball, and lots more!
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more!
A spoopy, squishy, and fast-paced party game where you and up to three gooey friends rave it up in an underground crypt as it collapses down on you.
Xbox Games Coming Soon:
EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 brings The World’s Game to the pitch, with HyperMotion2 Technology that delivers even more gameplay realism, both the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup™, the addition of women’s club teams, cross-play features, and more.
Gang Beasts is a silly multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal slapstick fight sequences, and absurd hazardous environments, set in the mean streets of Beef City. Customize your character and fight local and online enemies in the melee game mode or fight with friends against the gangs of Beef City in the gang game mode.
The all-new FieldSENSE™ Gameplay System in Madden NFL 23 equips players with more control at every position in every mode and is a new foundation for consistent, ultra-realistic gameplay.
Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs. Scale craggy mountains, unearth elaborate caves and mine large ore veins. Discover lush cave and dripstone cave biomes. Light up your world with candles to show what a savvy spelunker and master mountaineer you are!
Adventure through the mystical Northstar Islands in this all-new take on classic 2D Sonic high-speed action platforming. Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy and harness all-new Emerald powers to move and attack in dynamic new ways. Navigate gorgeous, never-before-seen environments solo or with up to 3 other players and stop Dr. Eggman, Fang, and a mysterious new adversary from converting the islands’ giant animals into Badniks before it’s too late!
PS5 Games Coming Soon:
Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential in NBA 2K23. Prove yourself against the best players in the world and showcase your talent in MyCAREER. Pair today’s All-Stars with timeless legends in MyTEAM. Build a dynasty of your own in MyGM or take the NBA in a new direction with MyLEAGUE. Take on NBA or WNBA teams in PLAY NOW and experience true-to-life gameplay. How will you Answer the Call?
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Ever wish you were a wall-jumping, arrow-dodging, trap-setting horse, besting your animal pals in a race through a peril-laden obstacle course that you all built together?
Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer where you and your friends build the level as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to reach the end of the level. If you can make it but your friends can't, you score points!
Child of Light
Aurora, a young girl from 1895 Austria, awakens on the lost fairytale continent of Lemuria. To return home she must fight against the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night, who have stolen the sun, the moon and the stars. At stake is not only Lemuria, but Aurora’s true destiny.
GRIS is a serene and evocative experience, free of danger, frustration or death. Players will explore a meticulous designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score. Through the game light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as more of Gris’s world becomes accessible.
Overcooked: All you can eat!
Enjoy hundreds of levels of cooperative cooking chaos across increasingly perilous and obscure kitchens.
Tetris Effect: Connected
Breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. Play 30+ stages and 10+ modes each with their own unique music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects.