I just wanted to take a moment and say THANKS! to everyone who attended our first ever National Gaming Day celebration. National Gaming Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to connect communities around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. We were among more than 1,880 libraries participating in this event. We had a GREAT turn out for our Lock-In, Friday night and we had a blast playing games all night. The crummy weather didn’t stop over 100 people from showing up for the Tournaments and open gaming on Saturday!!!
Why is the American Library Association promoting gaming in libraries?
In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books! In fact, libraries work very hard to provide people of all ages with a rich and current menu of CDs and DVDs, as well as electronic and online resources. Video game resources and programs at the library complement these existing services. Featuring this new gaming media helps the library expand its reach while meeting community expectations.
You can read more about the event at ilovelibraries.org
I would also like to thank Wal-Mart, Chili’s, and Nancy’s Pizza for their generous donations:
Wal-Mart’s donation allowed us to purchase some great games to give out as door prizes.
Chili’s and Nancy’s provided coupons toward a free food item which were used in the goodie bags we handed out.
All are located in Bolingbrook.