Games are undeniably fun. For young people, board games and video games are also great learning tools. Games promote problem-solving: students work together (or against one another), read and follow instructions, use various strategies to make quick decisions, and understand cause and effect relationships. From an educational standpoint, learning how to play games encourages different types of literacy. Plus, games are a fun and interactive way to bring families and friends together.
…But what does this have to do with the library?
We have tons of gaming opportunities here.
If you’re looking for a children’s or tween program…
- Join us at the library, where we’ll have our Nintendo Wii ready, along some awesome board games, LEGO, and, of course, snacks. Our next Game Time happens on July 23, but registration is open now. If you have a child between 8 and 13 who loves video or board games, Game Time! is the perfect program.
- If you have a child 7 or older, enroll them to learn chess! Learn Chess: for Beginners starts again on July 5. Mark Cohen and David Steiner lead this four-week introduction to the game of chess. Registration begins June 1.
For more information, please call the Children’s Department at (514) 485-6900 ext. 4121, or come by and see us!
If you’re interested in playing games with your family or friends at the library…
- Come try our awesome puzzle and board game collection: we have Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Apples to Apples, Guess Who, and Clue, with more coming this summer. Do you have a builder in the family? Come play with Architecto.
- Join us for one or two family gaming programs this summer! Fun Across the Board: Family Gaming happens on July 14 and August 13. Registration begins June 23.
- We have a Chess Club for adults and teens ages 14+ every Thursday!
Last but not least, we have video games for Wii, WiiU, PS3, PS4, and XBOX360 available to take home.
For more information, check out our events calendar, or stop by and see us at the library.