Last minute ways to celebrate:

  • Host an improptu drop-in board game event – dig out checkers, chess, monopoly – set it up and leave it out for kids to play.
  • Pull together a short webliography of cheat code sites. Leave copies by your Internet computers, and post the links to your website.
  • Create a book display themed around video games – either titles based on or connected to games (Read the Book? Play the Game!) or focused on a specific title or series (If you like [game] you may enjoy these books).
  • Play Ticket to Ride‘  – your local toy or game store may have a copy!
  • Send photos of gaming events to the gaming@your library Flickr pool.
  • Listen to Episode 1 of the Games in Libraries podcast. An ALA member Initiative Group (MIG)’  for Games & Gaming in Libraries was approved at Midwinter and one of the organizers and charter members, Scott Nicholson, (Associate Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and program director for their LIS program), launched a podcast this week about Games in Libraries. It’s a monthly podcast where experts in different aspects of gaming and libraries present segments about different programs, gaming products, and other news from the gaming industry relevant to libraries.’  Voices include school and public libraries. New contributors are welcome. Listen to the latest episode or subscribe at Episode discussion is taking place at

About Beth Gallaway

Beth Gallaway was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for videogames in libraries. She is an independent library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer.

One Thought on “Happy Gaming @ Your Library Day!

  1. Hey
    That was a nice post.
    Like the way you wrote.
    Online games have been expanding like wildfire lately.
    Plethoras of gaming website coming up lately are a testimony to this.

    However as a core gamer, I found many of them missing the depth.

    Of the many WATGame was the one that caught my attention. Clearly written by a passionate gamer, the articles had that distinctive feel to them.

    I would like to know of any more that you would like to suggest on such topics.

    Happy Writing!

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