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Game On: Play @ Your Library

November 15, 2016

Looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your friends or family?  Read, learn, and play during International Games Day @ your library on Saturday, November 19th.

The goal of this day is “to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.” Libraries will host special programs and events to celebrate our national love of video and board games.

Why play games at the library?

As Mr. Rogers once said, “Play is serious business,” and it is an essential part of learning. Through playing games, children learn how to share, take turns, and communicate. It’s beneficial for many other reasons too, like advancing physical development and building imagination. The library provides a space in which many diverse users have the opportunity to interact through fun and games.

Find new games to play

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For more information about International Games Day and to find a place to play near you, visit their website. You are sure to find the Southeast Branch Library and other NPL locations that are participating too!

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Cassie is a Children's Librarian at Edmondson Pike Branch Library. She can often be found reading books and singing songs, and not just at the library! Her favorite thing to do at the moment is cuddle her baby while they read phenomenal picture books and earn Read to Rise points.