National Gaming Day @ Your Library

 

Celebrate National Gaming Day @ Laguna Public Library

 

 

To participate in the event the Laguna Public Library will have a variety of

games available, including Pictureka!

 

When: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Where: Laguna Public Library

Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Who: All ages

 

Why National Gaming Day?

In the 21st century, libraries are about more than books. National Gaming Day focuses on the social and recreational role that video and board games offer to library users of all ages. Lots of kids play games at home – alone, with siblings or with friends.. At the library, kids socialize with their friends and play board and video games while surrounded by books, librarians and knowledge. Gaming at the library encourages patrons to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise with others (including adults) and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

Libraries across the country are encouraged to participate in National Gaming Day by attempting to set a record for the largest number of people playing the same board game on the same day. In order to accomplish this goal Hasbro has donated a copy of Pictureka! to every public library in the U.S.

National Gaming Day @ your library is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association, and 2008 sponsors Hasbro, Top Trumps and Wizards of the Coast. For more information on National Gaming Day, please visit www.ala.org.

(From the American Library Association Website.  For the full article and to see what other libraries are doing visit www.ala.org)

 

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