On Saturday, November 12, more than 20,000 people in communities across the United States will come together in the spirit of play for the American Library Association’s fourth annual National Gaming Day @ your library. Sponsored by FamilyandPartyGames.com, the event aims to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
Have you tried gaming @ your library? If you haven’t, but are looking to expand your patron base, then offering programming based on gaming is an excellent way to do so. And it’s not just videogaming for teenagers, either; patrons of all ages can enjoy board and card games.
Why gaming? As 2008–2009 ALA President Jim Rettig notes: