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.
International Games Day @ Your Library is coming up! Public Libraries around the world will be celebrating on Saturday, November 21st. Meanwhile School Libraries will observing the day tomorrow, Friday, November 20th.
Join us as we celebrate the immense educational benefits of gaming, especially the under-appreciated value of board games. The vast majority of our students are experienced with video games. But for too many students today, they grow up unfamiliar with board games and the amazing rewards that come from board games.
Along with being fun, board games can be educational and can contribute to the development of valuable life skills.
Today we celebrate International Games Day @ Your Library! We are looking forward to the many different classes, representing all grades and from across the curriculum, that will be joining us for all sorts of board games, table games, card games and more.
Your School Library Learning Commons is hosting its 2nd Annual “International Games Day @ Your Library” on Friday, November 15th. All day long you can come down to celebrate the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. Join with thousands of people all over the world who will gathering to game in school libraries on Friday, November 16th, and in public libraries on Saturday, November 16th. Ask your teacher if your class is coming! Stay posted for more details.