Libraries across North America are hosting National Gaming Day on Saturday, celebrating both video games and board games through friendly competition. The American Library Association (ALA) has organized the yearly event to recognize the value of gaming between friends and families.
“National Gaming Day provides an opportunity for libraries to continue their role as the heart of the community by bringing a variety of library patrons together through gaming,” said ALA President Roberta Stevens. “Libraries offer more than just books, and gaming is an example of how libraries provide social and cultural programs that encourage interaction.”
Video games included in two tournaments of National Gaming Day are Rock Band and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Rankings will be tracked with national leaderboards. North Star Games has donated free copies of Wits & Wagers Family to 1,500 participating libraries.
Other regions across the globe participating in National Gaming Day 2010 include Argentina, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Pakistan and Puerto Rico. See if a library in your area is participating at ilovelibraries.org. Head out and have fun with your community on National Gaming Day this weekend!