Chippewa Falls Public Library Selected as Recipient of the first $500 Game On! Grant

By Tina Coleman

We are pleased to announce Chippewa Falls Public Library as the recipient of their 2021 Game On! Grant. GameRT introduced the new grant program in 2020 with the intention of providing libraries with the opportunity to receive funds to develop gaming programs or collections for their community. The grants allow for GameRT to award one grant of $500 or two of $250 each year and any type of library is eligible to apply.

Jenna Gilles of the Chippewa Falls Public Library (Chippewa Falls, WI) submitted the winning application which proposed expanding the library’s existing in-house board game collection as well as creating and maintaining a circulating gaming collection that includes games that appeal to all ages. Chippewa Falls Public Library was awarded a $500 Game On! Grant.

Incoming GameRT President and chair of the Game On! Grant Jury, Thomas Vose said, “We at GameRT know how hard it can be for smaller libraries to stretch their programming budgets to cover new initiatives. That’s why we want to help make it possible for libraries like Chippewa Falls get everything they need to set up gaming events for years to come!”

Find more information on the Game on! Grant and the application process.


Tina Coleman is the Staff Liaison for ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table and the Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable.

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