The McPherson Public Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world during International Games Week as they transform their libraries with play. Like many other libraries across the country and the world, McPherson Public Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.
The McPherson Public Library will celebrate the week by featuring games and play at many of their regularly scheduled programs beginning on Monday, November 4. After Toddler Time on Monday, the Stay & Play activities will showcase various games designed for toddlers. On Tuesday, both Curiosity Club (K – 5th grade) and Teen Scene Tuesday (6th-12th grade) will feature gaming events. Friday’s Storytime activity will also feature the library’s ever-growing collection of preschool games. On Saturday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the library will have a free open gaming event for all ages. A variety of board games, card games and dice games will be available for anyone to play during this time, and special prizes will be given.
“We are thrilled to once again participate in this event. It is always exciting to join in on an activity that is held throughout the world,” said Jennifer McCulley, Youth Services Coordinator. “Our hope is that this will be a fun day for everyone in the community and it’s always nice to have a chance to promote literacy skills in a unique way.”
International Games Week is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, Nordic Game Week, Finnish Game Week and L’Associazione Italiana Biblioteche. For more information on International Games Week please visit the Games in Libraries blog at http://games.ala.org.