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National Gaming Day @ your library - Saturday, November 15, 2008

On Saturday, November 15, 2008, hundreds of libraries throughout the country will showcase gaming programs and services in support of National Gaming Day @ your library (NGD). Gaming of all types at the library encourages patrons to interact with a diverse group of users, share their expertise with others, and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

On this day libraries across the country will participate in the largest, simultaneous national video game tournament ever held. Kids will be able to compete against players at other libraries and see their scores in real-time online while playing at their local library.

But, gaming in libraries isn’t just about video games. Hasbro is donating a copy of its game Pictureka! to every public library branch in the U.S. so that they can set a record for the most number of people playing a board game on the same day. Top Trumps and Wizards of the Coast are also donating games.

The mission of National Gaming Day @ your library is to:

  • Raise awareness about the use of games as a library program;
  • Expose people to a new type of board game;
  • Establish connections between local board game groups and the library.

Please visit www.ilovelibraries.org/gaming for more information on National Gaming Day @ your library.

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