Just a heads up that the official press release for this year's event is live. ALA is now promoting the release to national media outlets, so you may hear from reporters in your area following up on the story if you haven't already reached out to them.
"On Saturday, Nov. 3, more than 20,000 people in communities across theÂ U.S.Â and around the world will celebrate the American Library Associationâ€™s fifth annual International Games Day @ your library. The event aims to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.
Why do libraries celebrate gaming? Library gaming programs encourage interaction between patrons of all ages and cultures. As games have evolved over the years to become more dynamic â€“ requiring more interaction and socialization amongst players â€“ so have libraries, by re-energizing themselves as community learning centers. Libraries still provide traditional services, but continue to change by offering new formats like video games and programs like family gaming nights...."
We'd appreciate your help sharing the press release on social media and pretty much everywhere else - thanks!