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Unlock the Joy of Play: November’s International Games Month Registration Now Open!

Calling all players: it’s time to mark your calendars because November is International Games Month, and registration is now open!

International Games Month, spearheaded by ALA GameRT, is an annual community-building initiative to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. For those who are experienced in tabletop strategy, those who are curious in virtual reality, and those who just love to casually play anything and/or everything, there’s something for everyone during this month-long extravaganza celebrating the joy of play.

Libraries of any type from around the world are invited to join in the fun. Here’s a few reasons why you should mark your calendars and get involved:

1. Community Connection

International Games Month provides a platform for fostering connections within communities. Libraries can host events that encourage social interaction and collaboration among participants. From board game nights to eSports tournaments, these gatherings promote communication, teamwork, and camaraderie.

2. Inclusive Play

One of the core principles of International Games Month is inclusivity. Regardless of age, background, or experience level, everyone is welcome to participate. Libraries can curate diverse collections of games that cater to a wide range of interests and abilities, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to join in the fun.

3. Educational Opportunities

Gaming is not only entertaining but also educational. Whether it’s using games to teach critical thinking skills, promote literacy, or explore cultural diversity, there are endless possibilities for incorporating games into educational initiatives.

How to Get Involved

Getting involved in International Games Month is easy! Libraries can register to participate by clicking here. Participating libraries are eligible to be entered into drawings for donations from International Games Month’s generous sponsors. If you’re a librarian looking to engage your community, International Games Month offers a unique opportunity to reach novice and veteran players, and recognize the joy found in games.

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