National Gaming Day @ your library

National Gaming Day is coming up on Saturday, November 13th. You can add your library to the ALA map of participating libraries by filling out their survey at Participate in National Gaming Day 2010! Survey and see other game nights mapped out on the I Love Libraries page, along with comments about past gaming events and a FAQ about why gaming is being promoted in libraries.

According to the ALA website for National Gaming Day @ your library, there has been an unexpected but appropriate crossover with the realization that Nordic Gaming Day also falls on the same day (and has the same NGD acronym). They’re taking it as a good sign, and providing a template with slick gaming graphics for participating libraries to use as an easy flyer.

Our September 2010 webinar, Gear Up to Game, has been archived and is available for viewing. Teen services librarians Kelly Czarnecki and Christine Bretz share their experiences with gaming at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and offer advice about gaming programs.

The following books are available at the Library Science Collection, and any Texan can register as a borrower and order titles from the catalog using the Request Form:

Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages by Scott Nicholson (2010).

Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games (2009) by Brian Mayer, whose blog Library Gamer includes reviews and video presentations about games for the library.

Game On!: Gaming at the Library by Beth Gallaway (2009).

Cool Teen Programs for Under $100 by Jenine Lillian (2009).

Gamers– in the Library?!: The Why, What, and How of Videogame Tournaments for All Ages by Eli Neiburger (2007).

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