International Games Week is November 8–14, and people around the world join together to celebrate the mutually-reinforcing power of play and learning at libraries. International Games Week is an initiative of the American Library Association to connect communities around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games. Whether videogames, board games, social games or other kinds of games, they are a part of our culture and we all know that libraries are about sharing culture and information.

Join us on the Bookmobile during the month of November to get an entry for a chance to win some awesome board games! Drawings will take place after November 30.

For a schedule of our Bookmobile or Library Express Van stops, see our event calendar at fountaindale.org/events.


Do you want to read more about gaming? Check out one of these great books!

Console wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation
by Blake J. Harris

This book gives an inside look at the competition between Sega and Nintendo in the 1990s. It also shows the international conflict between Sega America and Sega Japan. This book even inspired a movie starring Seth Rogan!

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It’s all a game: the history of board games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan
by Tristan Donovan

Board games have been around for centuries, so how do they stay relevant in today’s high tech world of smartphones? This book explores the history of board games and why the world still loves them.

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Games: learn to play, play to win
by Daniel King

This book is the perfect way to learn the ins and outs of some of the world’s most popular board games. Perfect for learning new games or even just improving on your skills, this will make you master of the family coffee table game night.

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