International Games Week @ Your Library was back at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary after a two year hiatus. While Covid protocols forced us to hold a smaller event than in past years, it was still so very wonderful to bring students into the library to celebrate the fun and educational power of games. Thanks to all the teachers who brought their classes, and to all the student who participated with joy!
*Good OR sick OR groovy OR bussin’ OR rad OR lit OR awesome OR wicked OR choice OR brilliant OR fye OR gnarly OR capital OR fire OR neat OR magic OR cool OR jolly good OR da bomb OR swell OR whatever the latest word for good is. Take your pick.
International Games Week @ Your Library is back at the LT School Library. “International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.” (games.ala.org) Join us as we celebrate the power of games with thousands of people in thousands of libraries all over the world.
IGW@YL is back! Sadly, our event will be smaller than in the past, as the Covid situation requires us to diligently put safety measures into place. Even so, after a long hiatus, we are just happy to be back and are looking forward to hosting Interational Games Week @ Your Library for 2021!
Stay posted for more information coming soon.
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Today is is IGD@YL at the Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library. Hundreds of students will be coming down to the School Library to learn more about the educational power of games, and to celebrate by enjoying the fun of games!
International Games Week is underway around the world. Check out the map below to see the locations of participating libraries, including school libraries and public libraries, around the world. Zoom in to find YOUR library!
International Games WEEK @ Your Library
November 3 to 9, 2019
Join with thousands of people around the world in celebrating games and libraries.
Find out more: IGW
Note: At Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School we will be celebrating with International Games DAY @ Your Library on November 7. Look for more info.
International Games Day @ Your Library is coming up soon!
Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library
November 7, 2019
This will be the 8th Annual IGD@YL event at Lord Tweedsmuir.
Join with thousands of people at school libraries and public libraries around the world, who are celebrating International Games Week. Ask your teacher if your class is booked in for this amazing event.
A new Games Club has started up in the School Library. Go here to find out more and to take our SURVEY so we can find out about what YOU WANT from our Games Club!
It is that time of year again! Join us for our annual celebration of games as we join with thousands of libraries around the world for International Games Week @ Your Library.
What is the connection between libraries and board games? From the Games and Gaming Round Table of the ALA:
Board games are the only medium in the library’s collection that are explicitly designed to encourage social interaction. At a time when many parents and educators are worried about the passive, isolated consumption of digital media, board games get people of different backgrounds engaging with each other across a table, solving problems, improving a number of practical skills, and having a good time. When looked at from this perspective, board games cannot be dismissed as mere diversions but are instead critical to the library’s mission to foster community and lifelong learning.
Find out more. Check out the Games and Gaming Round Table
International Games Week @ Your Library is a celebration of the amazing educational power of games and the vital role that libraries can play in helping people enjoy them. The history of IGW@YL goes back to 2007 and the first National Games Day in the United States. The event grew to become International Games Day in 2012. This year it has expanded to become International Games Week. Thousands of libraries (public libraries and school libraries) all over the world have participated in these events, including libraries from 53 and countries and all 7 continents. The following associations are key contributors to this event: