Largest National Family Game Day Coming November 12th

Join FamilyandPartyGames.com for the ALA National Gaming Day @ your library on November 12th to promote game play across thousands of American communities.

Communities across the United States are coming together in the spirit of play for the American Library Association’s Fourth Annual National Gaming Day @ your library, Nov. 12. This year’s event expects to draw more than 20,000 people, young and old, and will feature popular board games like Loaded Questions, Awkward Family Photos, The Greatest Day Ever Game and many classic board games as well.

Today, libraries are about more than just books. The goal of National Gaming Day is to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.

“Playing games of all kinds at the library encourages patrons to interact socially with diverse peers, share expertise with others and develop new strategies for gaming and learning ­ all while surrounded by a real world of knowledge,” said ALA president Molly Raphael.

Often video games are played at home, but playing them at the library makes it a more social experience that can be shared with their family and friends.

But, game play is much more than simply a means for families to connect and socialize. There are educational benefits for children who play casual games. When so many families are struggling and overwhelmed financially, games are a great alternative for families to play without much pay.

We look forward to a lot of laughter and memorable experiences on National Gaming Day.

To find gaming events in your community or for more information about National Gaming Day @ your library, please visit ilovelibraries.org/gaming.

Check out some of the gaming action from last year’s National Gaming Day event

American Library Associations National Gaming Day

American Library Associations National Gaming Day

American Library Associations National Gaming Day

National Gaming Day @ your library is an annual initiative supported by the American Library Association and 2011 Sponsor, FamilyandPartyGames.com, who has donated 3,000 copies of its bestselling titles, including Loaded Questions, Awkward Family Photos, The Greatest Day Ever Game and Loaded Questions Junior.

Source: The American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 60,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. For more information on the American Library Association please visit ala.org.

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