Fort Bend County Libraries will join other libraries around the world in celebrating International Games Day in November. An initiative of the American Library Association, International Games Day is a celebration of communities coming together to play at the library. It provides an opportunity for families to reconnect with the educational, recreational, and social value of games.
Gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults!), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. In 2011, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries.
This year’s celebration of Games Day will include activities planned at three locations in the Fort Bend County library system. The libraries will provide a variety of traditional board games, puzzles, and video games, but families are welcome to bring their own favorite games as well.
The schedule of events is as follows:
• November 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.
• November 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene St in Needville.
• November 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch libraries or the libraries’ Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.