Grow your brain by playing games! Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 at the Longview Public Library to play all kinds of games, from all kinds of places, for all ages. Try your hand at board games, card games, XBox Games, online games and more! Game players who were among the 70,000+ who attended Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will be on hand to play new games. There will even be a Global Gossip game traveling through all seven continents, including Antarctica!
More than one thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the American Library Association's 6th Annual International Games Day (IGD) at your library. Games are a part of culture that creates connections between people; they force us to exercise our capacity for mindfulness; and they are as capable of seriousness as they are of fun. According to Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian, “Games are an example of how libraries are becoming more than just educational resources for the communities that they serve. They are also places where users of all ages are welcome to have fun together.”
As a participant in IGD, Longview Public Library has received two new board games, Tapple and Cross Ways, and a new Yu-gi-oh card game. Special board games will include AlphaAnimals, Where the Wild Things Are, Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan. Mexican Loteria, UNO and other card games, Minecraft and other online games, as well as Naruto and other Xbox games, will also be available. Play with a friend or compete globally!
The Casey Research Station Library has joined around 50 libraries worldwide in this year’s Global Gossip Game. Longview will receive the secret phrase from the public library in Midvale, Utah, and pass it on to the Astoria Public Library in Oregon. The phrase begins in Australia and in 24 hours will travel through every continent, finishing in Hawaii (the library after Astoria). Watch for the Secret Keeper wearing a sign saying “Ask me my secret”!
Library events are always free and open to everyone. For more information, contact the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5301, or click on the “Kids” link at www.longviewlibrary.org