Hundreds of libraries all around the country and even around the world in places like Australia and Japan will be joining the American Library Association on November 3rd for International Games Day
. On this day, the ALA will be celebrating the popularity and educational value of video and board games. During International Games Day
, libraries of all types will be participating in two national video game tournaments that will feature the games Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart (the message didn't say which Mario Kart, only that it was Time Trials). For a map of the participating libraries, head on over to the official site
for the event.
LIBRARIES GOT GAME
November 3, 2012 is International Games Day @ your library
CHICAGO –Hundreds of libraries across the country and around the world including Australia, Japan, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, will join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating the popularity and educational value of video and board games during International Games Day @ your library on Nov. 3, 2012.
As games have evolved over the years to become more dynamic – requiring more interaction and socialization amongst players – so have libraries, by re-energizing themselves as community learning centers. Libraries still provide traditional services, but continue to change in dynamics by offering new formats like video games and programs like family gaming nights.
In 2011, nearly 28,000 people of all ages participated in gaming events at more than 760 libraries in the U.S. and 21 international libraries in 14 countries.
During International Games Day, libraries of all types will participate in two national video game tournaments featuring the games Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart time trials. For more information on gaming events taking place in your community, please contact your local library or visit the map of participating libraries at http://bit.ly/igd12map
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 60,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.