International Games Day @ your library Press Kit
Read, Learn, Play @ your library Saturday, November 3, 2012
In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. Hundreds of libraries across the country and around the world will join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating the popularity and educational value of video and board games during the fifth annual International Games Day @ your library on November 3, 2012.
As games have evolved over the years to become more dynamic – requiring more interaction and socialization amongst players – so have libraries, by re-energizing themselves as community learning centers. Libraries still provide traditional services, but continue to change in dynamics by offering new formats like video games and programs like family gaming nights.
In 2011, nearly 28,000 people participated in International Games Day activities at libraries across the U.S. and abroad. This year, participating libraries will again hold a variety of gaming activities including board, video and role playing games, as well as two International Video Game Tournaments featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart time trials.
International Games Day @ your library events
IGD 2012 Poster (jpeg, 6.4MB)
IGD 2012 Logo (png, 1.94MB)
Libraries Got Game (PDF)
Official sponsor Ravensburger is donating 1,000 copies of its board game Labryinth. In addition, coupons for $5 off an order at the Ravensburger online shop will be distributed to libraries along with the game.
Official sponsor GameTable Online will be opening up all of the games on its site on November 3rd in support of International Games Day to encourage players of all ages to join in the fun.
Jennifer Petersen, ALA PR Coordinator, 312-280-5043, email@example.com