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Islington libraries are now offering Pokémon Go supplies

PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:30 23 August 2016

Pokemon Go. Picture: Isabel Infantes/Empics Entertainment

Pokemon Go. Picture: Isabel Infantes/Empics Entertainment

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The Pokémon Go craze has swept the world – as well as Islington’s 10 libraries.

In addition to books and computers, Islington Council today announced its libraries are offering “Pokéstops” for Pokémon Go game players.

“Pokéstops” are specific locations in which players can pick up supplies like eggs, potions, and Pokéballs to be used in the smartphone game.

Players can certainly expect a safe environment, after three teenagers were robbed at gunpoint while playing the game in Whittington Park last month.

And it appears Islington Council is trying to expose more young people to the variety of services and activities on offer in its libraries.

Cllr Asima Shaikh, Islington’s economic development leader, said: “We’re very excited that our libraries are now on the Pokémon map.

“We think anything that helps to get our children and young people into our libraries, where they also have access to such a rich range of books, comics, magazines, and much, much more, is a very good thing.”

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