Schewe Library: Now a PokéStop

On July 7th, Pokémon GO was released for iOS and Android devices. This GPS-driven augmented reality mobile game has been an instant hit, reaching an estimated 7.5 million downloads in the first week of its release. That means that more than 2% of the entire U.S. population has downloaded the game in a single week!

Players capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon which appear based on the player’s real world location. Any real world location with historic or cultural significance can be a special feature in the game, such as a PokéStop, where players stock up on resources, or a Pokémon gym, where players’ Pokémon fight to control the gym for their team (Valor, Mystic, or Instinct).

We are excited to report that Schewe Library is a PokéStop and that local Pokémon are taking advantage of the library’s many resources. We spotted this Zubat browsing our art books:


And this afternoon a Pidgey made itself at home on the comfy couch on the main floor:


We’ve even seen an Eevee working on the Macs:


Come in and see what you can catch in Schewe!