International Games Day @ your library Press Kit


Read, Learn, Play @ your library Saturday, November 16, 2013

International Games Day @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and sponsored by the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. It is completely free to participate!  

In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. On Saturday, November 16, 2013, more than one thousand libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD13. This year marks our 6th annual event. Our peak numbers so far were in 2011, when more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries; in 2012, many venues were affected by early voting for the US federal elections and the storms on the east coast of the U.S., but we still had nearly 20,000 participants, and reached libraries on every inhabited continent.

Follow International Games Day on Twitter at @igamesday!  


International Games Day @ your library events





Additional Resources

Libraries Got Game (PDF)

National Video Game Tournament

The Connection Between Literacy and Gaming



USAopoly is donating the new fast paced category word game Tapple.



Konami is donating demo decks and prizes for Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments.



 Heartland Products is donating two games, Square Shooters - Poker Matching with Cards-on-Dice! and Rodeo Rummy - Roll, Spin & Win!


GameTable Online  

Where great board games live online!


Press Contact:

Macey Morales, Manager Media Relations, ALA, 312-280-4393,