Success: International Games Week @ Your Library

After 5 years of hosting International Games Day @ Your Library at the Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library, we joined in with the inaugural International Games Week @ Your Library.  Thousands of people at thousands of libraries in dozens of countries all over the globe took part in this international celebration of the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

At our school we had over 400 students come to the library to learn about IGW@YL and to have a chance to play one of our many board games.  Thanks to all the students who participated, we hope you had as much fun as it looked like you were having!  And thanks to the following teachers who signed up to bring classes: Ms. Mason; Ms. Wilson; Ms. Dubland; Ms. Overgaard; Ms. Konradova; Mr. Dasanjh; Mr. Koshman; Mr. Biggin.

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Interational Games Week @ Your Library

What is the connection between libraries and board games? From the Games and Gaming Round Table of the ALA:

Board games are the only medium in the library’s collection that are explicitly designed to encourage social interaction. At a time when many parents and educators are worried about the passive, isolated consumption of digital media, board games get people of different backgrounds engaging with each other across a table, solving problems, improving a number of practical skills, and having a good time. When looked at from this perspective, board games cannot be dismissed as mere diversions but are instead critical to the library’s mission to foster community and lifelong learning.

Find out more. Check out the Games and Gaming Round Table

SafeTeen

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SafeTeen is a tremendous program that covers a variety of topics including conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 8 girls will be attending SafeTeen seminars on November 22, 23 and 25. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all male staff.

SafeTeen

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SafeTeen is a tremendous program that covers a variety of topics including conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library. Grade 8 girls will be attending SafeTeen seminars on November 22, 23 and 25. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all male staff.

International Games Day @ Your Library

Today the School Library will welcome students for the 5th Annual IGD@YL event at Lord Tweedsmuir.  These students, boys and girls, Grade 8 to 12, will come from all over the building, representing subjects across the curriculum.  The students here are gathering with thousands students all over the world today, and thousands and thousands of people in public libraries all over the world tomorrow.  We celebrate the  educational power of games and gaming, especially the too often overlooked wonder of board games, table games and other “face to face” social games. Come down to the School Library today to check it out!igd_logo

 

International Games Day @ Your Library

Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe have participated in IGD@YL over the years. Public Libraries and School Libraries from all seven continents have joined in to celebrate the educational power of games, and have a blast while doing it!

Participating Libraries 2016
Participant Libraries in 2016 (with more to sign up in next few weeks)

Click here for more information

October is ISLM: International School Library Month!

October is International School Library Month.  All over the world, people are recognizing and celebrating the powerful role that school libraries play in education. Come on in to the School Library at LTS, and continue to check back online, for more on our local celebration of International School Library Month!

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