In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. Hundreds of libraries across the country will join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating the popularity and educational value of video and board games during the fourth annual National Gaming Day @ your library on November 12, 2011.
Why celebrate gaming? Studies of adult gaming found that patrons who attended gaming events at the library were more open to using other library services. Also, libraries report young users who have come to the library to play games come back to use other free resources, such as homework help programs.
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.
National Gaming Day @ your library events
Libraries Got Game (PDF)