File this one under things I wish were at my local library: kids at the city library in Palmerston North had a chance to play giant board games. Looks like a ton of fun. If you’re a library or a school, this would make for a fantastic event! Click here to learn more.
by Bill Ritchie
With this article I want to share my perspective as a game manufacturer. I think we are on the verge of entering a golden age for games in education, and I’m excited to be a part of this as it emerges.
Springfield’s Parents as Teachers program is teaching parents games and activities for them to become better educators.
How about a game design workshop to draw kids into the library? Flint Public Library teen programs offer writing and publishing, build your own board game workshops. Click here to learn more!
Here’s a wonderful story about a volunteer group that organizes game days at libraries. What a great idea! Click here to read more.
There are more and more family board game nights at libraries and schools! Here’s one at the Hamilton Library.
The school library at Port Jervis Middle School landed a grant from the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System Council: $1,000 to buy board games. Lisa Perkowski secured the grant, and plans to make the games available for students to play. They’ll also be available to classrooms, or, as she says, Teachers can sign them out to use in class to…
Looking for a way to get free (or at least extremely cheap) games for your school or library? Kim shows us all how, and even throws in links to game instructions on line.
The Williams Lake Library is using boardgames both to promote literacy in a fascinating program they call “Board Games for Literacy.” Good name, huh? Click here to read more!