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National Gaming Day @ your library

National Gaming Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. For 2012, this annual event has morphed into International Games Day @ your library.

In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. On _ Saturday, November 3, 2012 _, more than one thousand libraries throughout the country will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD12. This year marks the fifth annual event. In 2011, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries.

  • Schedule of Events forthcoming

Gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Plus, it’s a way for traditionally underserved groups to have fun in the library and interact with other members of the community. Gaming Day is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone.

National Gaming Day 2012 Logo

Last updated: Nov. 5, 2012

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