Library Gaming in the News

Several new library gaming initiatives have hit the news recently, standing out as great examples of innovative librarians embracing gaming as a service to the community!  Here are a few of the highlights:

Manchester, CT:  Over 130 tabletop board games have been made available for checkout, most of which came through donations.  The Library has also embraced Meetup as a way of bringing gamers together, and connected with a local gaming store that helps lead the sessions.

Waseca, MN:  Helping others is the name of the game with Extra Life, a charity that supports the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals via sponsored gaming marathons, and the Waseca Public Library joined in on this year’s drive, raising almost $1,300 for a local hospital.

Portage, WI:  The Portage Public Library unveiled a new circulating video game collection incorporating both new and older titles.  Chris Baker, the teen services librarian, even posed for a great picture to announce the new initiative!

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