Recently, the Sacramento Public Library has become the center of protests over their video game tournament "Nerd Fest" which features "Call of Duty: Black Ops." The game has some rather violent images and scenarios in the single player campaign and the multiplayer (the version I assume will be featured in the tournament) is not too different in that you are maiming, shooting, and blowing up both your friends and online strangers.
Here's the fun thing, though: The multiplayer element is often if not always left unrated by video game watchdogs because people do and say the darnedest things. I know what you are saying, put a gun in a child's virtual hand and he/she will start blowing away anything that moves. Kids are silly like that. But they could also just run and jump and play in their virtual worlds, as long as all parties agree not to fire. So the question is not "Is it okay to have violent gaming in the library?" but "Is it possible that little Jimmy and Johnny can be taught not to shoot me after I am dead and teabag my corpse while screaming about what they would do to my mom in the library?" And is that not the better question?