Today is is IGD@YL at the Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library. Hundreds of students will be coming down to the School Library to learn more about the educational power of games, and to celebrate by enjoying the fun of games!
International Games Week is underway around the world. Check out the map below to see the locations of participating libraries, including school libraries and public libraries, around the world. Zoom in to find YOUR library!
International Games WEEK @ Your Library
November 3 to 9, 2019
Join with thousands of people around the world in celebrating games and libraries.
Note: At Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School we will be celebrating with International Games DAY @ Your Library on November 7. Look for more info.
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Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library
November 7, 2019
This will be the 8th Annual IGD@YL event at Lord Tweedsmuir.
Join with thousands of people at school libraries and public libraries around the world, who are celebrating International Games Week. Ask your teacher if your class is booked in for this amazing event.
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.
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
International Games Week @ Your Library is a celebration of the amazing educational power of games and the vital role that libraries can play in helping people enjoy them. The history of IGW@YL goes back to 2007 and the first National Games Day in the United States. The event grew to become International Games Day in 2012. This year it has expanded to become International Games Week. Thousands of libraries (public libraries and school libraries) all over the world have participated in these events, including libraries from 53 and countries and all 7 continents. The following associations are key contributors to this event:
- American Library Association
- Australian Library and Information Association
- Nordic Games Week
- Associazione Italiana Biblioteche