Explore Gaming History with Cranston Public Library

Explore Gaming History With Cranston Public Library During International Games Day

On Saturday, November 15, Cranston Public Library will join hundreds of libraries across the country to take part in the global celebration of gaming in libraries known as International Games Day.

Cranston Public Library's Coordinator of Youth Services, Emily Brown, says:

"Games inspire young people to challenge themselves. They present players with choices, give instant feedback, encourage teamwork, and test creative problem solving skills. And when you bring gamers together in the same space, you can really emphasize the social aspects of gaming. We want to give people the kind of experience they used to get at an arcade or in their friend's living room after school--the experience of sharing an epic win."

Between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM, the Central Library will be presenting an historical arcade of games, suitable for the entire family. Participants will travel from board games to video games, stopping along the way to track their progress through gaming history, participate in Minecraft challenges, and more. The journey will end with a chance to play the library's Xbox360 on the big screen.

The Central Library is located at 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston RI 02920. For more information, visit the Cranston Public Library's teen page at www.cranstonlibrary.org/teens.

International Games Day is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, and Nordic Game Day. For more information on International Games Day, visit http://ilovelibraries.org/gaming.

(release from Cranston Public Library)