« Today's Card Player "LIKE YOU WERE THERE" Moment | Main | Spain Better At Poker Than Soccer »

Library Says Poker Is For Kids


So who would have thunk? Public libraries aren't just a haven for the homeless to sleep, terrorists to do research and grown men to publicly masturbate.

Apparently they're also a place for people to read and check out "books."

And at one particular library, for kids to play poker.

Yes, it's true. Unbelievable isn't it? People still read and check out  "books."

And while we could discuss this mind-blowing concept of "books," we're a poker site so we'll stick with the poker story.

As a way to get more kids in the library, you know, where the homeless, terrorists and public masturbaters hang out, The Bellingham Public Library (pictured above) has started a new program called "Bubblegum Poker." Open to kids in the 5th grade and up, the Bubblegum Poker program teaches the youngsters how to play Texas Hold'em using bubble gum as the currency.

In an article in the MetroWest Daily News today, the librarian who started the program and no doubt is quiet, stern, single, bespectacled and sexually repressed, said, "I see this as helping kids learn something they didn't know before in a controlled and safe environment."

Of course this makes a ton of sense. Because if you're going to start young ones gambling at any early age, at least do it in a library as opposed to a crack house or the house of a predator featured on Dateline NBC's next special.

Other activities the Bellingham Public Library has for the kiddos include "Teen Bingo," "Bellydancing with Thalia" and our favorite, "Teen Dance Party with Mr. DJ." Seriously, we're not joking. If we were, we'd make up classes like "Videotaping with R. Kelly" You Ain't A Real Man Til You Get A Good Case of the Clap," and "Teen Slumber Party with Jizzy the Clown."

Not that we're being critical of any of this, since these pint size rounders are all future readers of our site, and readers = advertising revenue. If we were, say, a tobacco site, and the library was teaching a class on "The History of Tobacco in Colonial America," we'd gladly be slipping these youngsters a pack of Winstons, or perhaps Pall Mall's. Unfortunately, that's how we roll. And we're not about to fight it, even if we wanted to. Which we don't.

Bookmark and Share


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Library Says Poker Is For Kids:


The comments to this entry are closed.

WCP on Twitter

Girls on the Rail at 2008 WSOP


    Our photog at the 2008 WSOP is having a hard time focusing his lens on the pros at the table. We like him for that. Check out girls on the rail here.

Wicked Chops © 2005 - 2008

Protect Your Online Identity

Poker Camp


  • For what's happening in Vegas now, go here.


  • We're kind of digging the snorgtees girls. You should buy their shirts. Check 'em out.

Poker School

Wicked Chops Poker Awards

  • Click here to see which poker players, online sites and hotties we "honored" this year.

The Word on Wicked Chops Poker

  • "Wicked Chops Poker are nobodies, the site is garbage."
    - Anna Benson
  • "A sophisticated and creative blog that pokes rambunctious, irreverent and most of all sexy fun at the game of poker and everyone who is connected with it."
    - PokerMagazine.com
  • "You've made me so angry I wish I could reach into my screen and just pound your scummy worthless head in!!"
    - a Nickelback fan
  • "If you ask me, you should just go straight to Wicked Chops Poker instead. These guys are awesome."
    - Kajagugu Poker
  • "...el blog más irreverente de la blogocosa norteamericana..."
    - Poquer Red
  • "Wicked Chops is wickedly funny. And wickedly irreverent. And posts a lot of photos of wickedly attractive women. If that ain't poker, what is?"
    - TypePad

  • Hear what Jamie Gold has to say about WCP here
  • "If Jamie Gold’s a dickhead; Wicked Chops has to be a medusa head full of dicks."
    - Pokerdog.org

  • Find online poker reviews, news and strategies with bestpoker sites bonuses like party poker bonus code. Also visit for great slots and us poker sites and usa poker reviews.


Busted Tees