Stair Public Library participating in Games Day 2013.11.13

Posted in 2013 November

Stair Public Library received another game to add to the offerings of donated by sponsors of International Games Day. Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Cards will join Tapple, CrossWays, Square Shooters, Rodeo Rummy among new games to be played. 

The games will join the many classic board games and computer games to be played in Morenci Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the library joins hundreds of libraries throughout the country for the sixth annual celebration of gaming in libraries — International Games Day @ your library sponsored by the American Library Association. 

Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, Stair Public will offer a wide variety of games for a wide variety of ages, suitable for the whole family as well as individual patrons. 

“We encourage everyone to visit the library and play,” said library director Colleen Leddy. “People of all ages are welcome to participate. You can come with your family or come alone. There will be something for everyone—even rope jumping. 

The event is bolstered each year by national sponsors. USAopoly and Heartland Consumer Products are two that Stair Public Library has profited from with their donations of free games.

“Several of us did a test drive on Tapple, a game donated by USAopoly, and it was very fast-paced fun,” said Leddy. “Square Shooters and Rodeo Rummy from Heartland look interesting. They use a set of nine dice that hold a full deck of playing cards among their 54 surfaces.”

Those games as well as games donated in the past such as Pictureka will also be available. 

“Computer games from GameTable Online will be set up, as will the Wii,”  said Leddy, and we’ll have a rope jumping station set up with a bunch of ropes and rhymes for kids to learn.”

Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. The event is free and open to the public.

Residents are also invited to witness or participate in another new event, Global Gossip Game, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. when a library from Brazil calls in with a message that will be conveyed around the library by participants and then relayed to a library in Canada.

International Games Day @ your library is an initiative supported by the American Library Association.  For more information about the event, go to http://ilovelibraries.org/gaming.

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