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Kids come together at Carnegie


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

LOCAL YOUTH gather in the basement of the Carnegie Library Thursday afternoon to play Pokemon. From left and continuing clockwise are Alexander Hunt, Luca Villanueva, Logan Holm (masked), and Sawyer Peck. The kids gather every other week at 4 p.m. According to Rachel Peck, her son, Sawyer, counts down the days until the next session.


Ironwood - The Carnegie Library in Ironwood hosts a Pokemon Club every second and fourth Thursday at 4 p.m. Mac Byrne donates his time to work with the kids and the kids love getting together and playing with the different cards.

Rachel Peck, a mother who brings her son, Sawyer, to all the Pokemon meetings, said he literally does a countdown until the next meeting. He knows when the meetings are and can barely wait between sessions, torturing his 5-year-old sister because she has not yet breached the 8-year-old threshold for joining the group.

Lynne Wiercinski, librarian, said the kids get excited. They know each card and the values of each one and can recite them without any problem whatsoever.

Peck chimed in and said they really work on their math and reasoning skills playing the game. "I'm so thankful he can come here," she said.

Pokemon is a game centered on fictional characters, or creatures, called Pokemon, that human "trainers" catch and train to battle each other for sport.


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