LibraryCraft

LibraryCraft is a free Minecraft Server for WA players aged 7 to 17. The server is provided by multiple WA local governments and is safe, secure and moderated.

There are multiple worlds connected by portals, to allow for various styles of gameplay.  Enter worlds like Survival Mode, Creative Mode and Monthly Competitions, as well as PVP combat, BedWars, and TNT Run.

You will need to purchase your own copy of Minecraft to play – it is available on PC, Mac and Linux using Minecraft: Java Edition. 

For more information and to join, check out www.librarycraft.net.

Click to the new User Guide to help get you started or watch this video:

What is Librarycraft?

January

January Build Competition - 'Skylands'

To kick off 2022 we're asking you to build in the sky, with a floating island!

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the January Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only - no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of February.

The January Comp world gate is located in the Creative Lobby.  The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of January 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

More information on the prizes will be published in the coming weeks. Bring on a new year in LibraryCraft.

February

February Creative Competition - 'Pixel Art'

Time to try something a little different - in February we want to see your best Pixel Art.

The rules are in the image above, but you'll still need this info.

It's not just about the pixel art - we want to see how you frame it, and what's around the art itself to complement the build. The build will be judged as a whole, but the pixel art should be the main focal point.

The February Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the January gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday January 31st.  The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of February 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Season 1, 2022 Prizes

Time to chat prizes! We've loved seeing your guesses in Discord for what the Grand Prize will be. It's great to see everyone so excited! Well, guess no more. Here's what's up for grabs!

Monthly Prizes

1st: 15 Emerald Points, 4 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
2nd: 10 Emerald Points, 3 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
3rd: 5 Emerald Points, 2 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
Honourable Mentions (get a vote, but don't get top 3): 1 Diamond Block

Pretty good so far? Note that these will be awarded in the most recent Survival World. Once we update, all in game rewards will be given in 1.18 Survival.

Mid-Season Prizes (Awarded in April, after the March competition)

1st: $25 JB HiFi Voucher
2nd: $10 JB HiFi Voucher
3rd: $10 JB HiFi Voucher

End of Season Prizes (Awarded in July)

1st: 1x Acer Predator 24.5" LED Gaming Monitor
2nd: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
3rd: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Pretty huge right? We're very excited for this season. Bring it on!

March

March Creative Competition - 'Modern Home'

This month's competition theme is Modern Home.  Time to get stuck into the concrete and modern architecture.

The March Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the February gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday February 28th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of March 1st, so get planning and designing now – you've got a month.

April

April Creative Competition - 'Time Travel'

April's Creative Competition theme is Time Travel. While the example build (seen above) is from Back to the Future, this isn't a Time Travel Movie theme, we're talking real world times - Prehistoric, Medieval, 60s, Industrial, even Futuristic!  Get creative - the plots are also bigger - 50x50 instead of 40x40, so there's more room to build.

The April Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the March gate which will close to building at 9pm on Thursday March 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of April 1st, so get planning and designing now.  We're looking forward to travelling through time.

May

May Creative Competition - 'Treehouse'

May's Creative Competition theme is going back into the archives, revisiting a popular one - Treehouse.

This was also one of our first competitions, back in May 2020.

The May Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the April gate which will close to building at 9pm Saturday April 30th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of May 1st, so get planning and designing.

When you next log in to the server, you will notice a prompt for a server resource pack. This is for our new custom trophies that have been designed and added in. It's not a mod, it's a remodeled and retextured carved pumpkin.  When placing these down, they need to be placed on a horizontal item frame, otherwise they'll display as regular carved pumpkins. Without the resource pack, they'll just appear as pumpkins, so make sure you download it. It's tiny.

Each of the three monthly winners will receive their respective trophies, and all previous 2022 monthly winners will also get theirs too.  There's a couple of other types too: the Emerald Points Season winners, with green tassels on the side, and filled with emeralds - and the LibraryCraft League Trophy, this one is much bigger.  

Over time this resource pack will grow to include other custom textures, so look out for the new stuff!

June

All Month

Spot the Differences and Win a Medal

To celebrate the new custom models now included in LibraryCraft, we’ve come up with an activity for more people to get their hands on one – a classic Spot the Difference.

The images above are of John’s NewSurvival Farm. There are 13 differences in the 2nd image. If you get them all, you’ll score yourself a very cool looking custom medal! It’s one of a kind.

How to Enter?  To allow everyone to participate fairly, we’re doing things a bit differently. You have two options:

  1. Check out the images and note down the 13 differences. If you get them ALL correct, you’ll win the medal in Survival. If you don’t get them all correct, no medal! Sorry.
  2. To submit there’s two options:
    1. Discord Users: Open a new ticket and put your answers in the ticket. Easy!
    2. Non-Discord Users: Send an email to whitelist@librarycraft.net including your MC username and your answers. Add “Spot the Difference Answers” in the Subject line. NOTE: Don’t use in game /mail! It won’t be long enough.

There’s no time limit for this one, so take your time!

June Creative Competition - 'Free Build'

To finish off Season 1, 2022, we're going with a popular option - this month's competition has no theme.  You can build what you want (as long as it fits with the LC rules).

The June Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the May gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday May 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of June 1st, so get thinking about what you want to build.

July

Builder Competition

Coming to Librarycraft in July is the Builder Competition.  There are more builders now, and not only do they miss out on entering the competitions, sometimes there's not a lot of building for the server required due to a bigger team. This is an idea that one of the mod team came up with - just the four Builders having a creative build challenge, with some crucial differences. Knowing what our build team can do, this is going to be exciting to watch.

Instead of monthly builds, there are quarterly builds - 3 months each. 3 month competitions from Jan-Mar, Apr -Jun, Jul-Sept and Oct-Dec. For the remainder of this year, we'll do two 2 months and a 3: Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep, and then Oct-Dec.

They'll be themed, with the themes being a surprise up until a week before, just like the regular comps.

The builder team will also have bigger plots. Most comps are either 40x40 or 50x50. These will be 100x100 to begin with.

Players can access the world, but not build. Just spectating!

Voting (yep, voting) would be from the judges and mod team only.

Instead of two seasons through the year, we'll go for a full year season, with points being tallied up over the whole year.

Top prize is a $50 JB HiFi Voucher, and a couple of mega crate keys each for 2nd and 3rd.

This kicks off in July, so be ready for some epic builds!

August

August Creative Competition – 'Glass Required'

Each year in August we celebrate National Science Week - it means some exciting competitions with a bit of a science-y twist. We've had Underwater Bases in 2020, Farms in 2021, and this year we're doing Glass Required, to celebrate this year’s theme in 2022 of Glass: More than meets the eye.

So what does Glass Required mean exactly? We want to see you create something that requires glass to function. Think outside the box though - we don't want to see things like houses because of windows. Get creative!

The August Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the July gate which will close to building at 9pm on Sunday July 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of August 1st, so get thinking.

Season 2 Prizes

But what is up for grabs?

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points.

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (September for Season 2 and March for Season 1) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we're giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO. The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we'll get it delivered to you. This was a highly requested prize last year, so we're thrilled to be able to offer it.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

September

September Creative Competition - 'Colour'

It's September - time for a new month of competition and a new theme.  At the end of this round, there'll be some mid-season prizes to give away too. Got to be in it to win it! This month the theme is Colour.

Each build is limited to two colours - a primary one and a secondary one - that's it. Gradients are allowed, but they need to be as subtle as possible. It needs to be clearly the same base colour, and as limited use as you can.

The September Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the August gate which will close to building at 9pm on Wednesday August 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of September 1st, so get planning! Just as a reminder, here are the major prizes for this season!

Season 2 Prizes

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (September for Season 2 and March for Season 1) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we're giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO! The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we'll get it delivered to you. This was a highly requested prize last year, so we're thrilled to be able to offer it.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

October

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December