Game On at the Library!

Libraries Celebrate International Games Day!

On November 19th, the American Library Association celebrates International Games Day @ Your Library. Libraries all over the world design events based on all types of games, including video games, card games, board games, etc. Libraries have become community centers that offer all kinds of information and entertainment, study and meeting spaces, and innovative programming, including game collections and events.

In honor of International Games Day both the Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch Libraries will host special events on November 19th. Chester County Library will have a variety of games and activities available to play, including Super Smash Bros., Minecraft, and Chess. We will also be giving out door prizes throughout the day. At the Henrietta Hankin Branch, you’ll be able to play video games on both modern and “retro” systems, including the original Super Mario Bros., Pokémon Stadium, and Star Wars Battlefront II. We’ll also have some board games, strategy games, and cards set out, as well as a special scavenger hunt based on items from the Legend of Zelda games. Both libraries will have refreshments to help you keep your health bar full!

You don’t have to love video games to have fun playing at the library. The Henrietta Hankin Branch has two clubs for adults that meet once a week: Mah-Jongg on Tuesdays and a Bridge Club on Wednesdays—no experience necessary. Both libraries offer Chess Clubs for children. And on Thursday, November 17th, the Henrietta Hankin Branch will hold a special Trivia Night. Attendees will form teams to answer challenging questions about Chester County, Literary Classics, Sports, and Harry Potter.

Game-related events can be a wonderful way to bring different people of all ages together, whether for friendly competitions or just to have fun! Come help us celebrate International Games Day with your family and friends, either by playing old favorites or trying something new!