Events and Initiatives

International Games Week

International Games Week is an annual initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. It’s a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone.

ALA Play

ALA Play is the premier outlet for gaming at the annual ALA conventions!  Hundreds of library professionals gather and game one evening, sponsored by a number of wonderful game developers, and there's even an "Unpub" table to highlight some of the spectacular unpublished games out there!

Gaming Lounge

GameRT sponsors each year an awesome Gaming Lounge at ALA on the exhibit hall floor - come by, meet us, get your game on, and see what awesome new games the publishers have on offer this year!

Game On! Grants

Games in the library?!? Is your budget stretched too thin for games? GameRT can help! GameRT is proud to announce Game On! Grants. Game On! Grants are a way for librarians to get started or expand their gaming collection and develop new gaming programs.