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Game On!

Did you play games at your Library yesterday?  It was National Gaming Day!


The Young Adults’ Services department of our library invited all ages – teens, kids, adults, and families – to visit the Library and celebrate National Gaming Day. In addition to their regular Saturday morning All Ages Chess Club, they had a wide variety of board games available all day and offered video gaming on the XBOX Kinect in the afternoon. It was obvious that the dozens of kids, teens, and adults enjoyed the opportunity to play together.

National Gaming Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association. Through this program, it hopes to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. This year, over 1400 libraries registered to participate.  Check out this map of all the libraries that participated this year. Pretty darn impressive!

National Gaming Day is always the second Saturday of November, so next year’s event will take place on November 10, 2012. Mark your calendars now!

Click here for more information about National Gaming Day @ your library. And let us know how YOU celebrated at YOUR library!

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