Host Games Day Activities @ Your Library Nov. 3rd

Plan to celebrate International Games Day at your library with programs & events this November 3rd.

Would you like to hear comments like these overheard at past National Gaming Day events?

  • “There were boys waiting outside for the library to open! …We had more boys in the library at one time… than I have seen in my eleven years working here.”
  • “Some of the things I overheard this year: 'I didn't know the library was this cool!', 'Can we do this every month?', 'Do we have to leave?', 'I love my life!' "
  • “Where else would you find such a mix of ages interacting and having a fun time? In a family, of course, but none of these people were related...it was just a cross section of the community.”
  • "We had an 80 year old senior who comes to play Wii bowling with other seniors on Friday mornings. Some teens challenged her to a game of Wii bowling…and she WON!”

You can borrow gaming consoles from Winnefox that include these items: Nintendo Wii Consoles (includes Guitar Hero III, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party + 8 more games), and Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles (includes Guitar Hero III, Dance Dance Revolution Universe, NBA Street + 3 more games), and digital projectors with external speakers.

ALA  is posting one programming idea a day on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nationalgamingday (you don't need a Facebook account to see their page.) Here are a few ideas they offer for different types of games you can host:

  • jigsaw puzzles
  • bingo night
  • learn a game day

International Games Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

Hat tip: Channel Weekly, Vol. 15, No. 4, September 27, 2012

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