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

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Games Day: Board Games

IMG_0457International 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.

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International Games Day @ Your Library!

IMG_0456Today 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.

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What are your favourite board games?

IMG_0457What are your favourite board games?  We can use the term loosely, to include all sorts of table games and party games.   Here are some of my favourites:

What are some of your favourites? Leave a comment to let us know!

International Games Day @ Your Library
November 15, 2013

International Games Day @ Your Library JUST 2 DAYS AWAY!

Just another couple days until International Games Day @ Your Library!

Take a look at the map to see the locations of libraries all over the world that will be taking part!

source: IGD@YL
source: IGD@YL

For more information, check out the official home page

Games Day Just a Few Weeks Away

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International Games Day @ Your Library is just a few weeks away– your school library is hosting a day of gaming on Friday, November 15.  Ask your teacher if your class is coming!

Here are just SOME of the games that we have in our collection.

  • Monopoly
  • Clue
  • Scrabble
  • Carcassone
  • Risk
  • Stratego
  • Quiddler
  • Scattergories
  • Backgammon
  • Blokus
  • Diplomacy
  • Chess
  • Anomia
  • Cribbage
  • Othello

Keep in mind that these games can be borrowed at any time, not just on Games Day!

IGD@YL: International Games Day @ Your Library!

IGD12-logo-medium-300x86Your 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.

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November 15 @ Your SCHOOL Library
November 16 @ Your PUBLIC Library