National Gaming Day @ Your Library

Another dispatch from the ever-informative ARSL listserv: ALA's first annual National Gaming Day @ your library is coming up on Nov. 15th this year! 

In an effort to:

  • Raise awareness about the use of games as a library program;
  • Expose people to a new type of board game;
  • Establish connections between local board game groups and the library..

ALA is offering resources on their site, including PR materials and a FREE game. (!) Check it out, and for more resources on gaming, view an archive of our recent 30-minute webinar hosted by the ever-talented Lori Reed, read MaintainIT blog posts on the topic, and be sure to check out the soon-to-be-released Joy of Computing: Planning for Success Cookbook which includes experiences, tips, and techniques on gaming programs from public libraries just like yours.

Here's the official word from ALA on National Gaming Day:

ALA provides free National Gaming Day @ your library activity resources

CHICAGO – Hundreds of libraries across the country are preparing to celebrate the American Library Association’s (ALA) first annual National Gaming Day @ your library on Nov. 15, 2008. ALA invites libraries of all types to join in the celebration by registering for two national gaming activities: a national video game tournament and a board game challenge. Libraries also can develop their own National Gaming Day activities by using free resources from the ALA Gaming Resources site at http://gaming.ala.org/resources. To learn more about National Gaming Day @ your library please visit http://gaming.ala.org/resources/index.php?title=Ngd2008