Library update: November is International Games Month with participation from libraries around the world

Lucas Reade, an MPHS student and member of the TAG (Teen Advisory Group), attended a VR training session to learn about the equipment available during GCLD Library scheduled programs.
Grand County Library District/Courtesy Photo

November is International Games Month! Libraries around the world will provide gaming opportunities to help communities reconnect around the educational, recreational and social values โ€‹โ€‹of games.

Grand County Library District gets on board! Who doesn’t appreciate the camaraderie of Pictionary or the intrigue of a good game of Clue? I may be in a relationship with myself, but I have wonderful memories of board games as a kid – Sorry, Mystery Date, Trivial Pursuit, Guess Who?, Trouble, and Parcheesi.

Card games have been some of my favorites over the years. Playing Uno, Skip Bo, Kings in the Corners or Crazy Eights on camping trips helped when we were trapped in a tent on rainy days. Of course, a good game of solitaire always helps to pass the time. Admit it, who hasn’t played a little online solitaire while waiting to check in after a long day at work?



Did you know that Grand County Libraries has a fantastic collection of games and resources available at checkout? With the holidays on the horizon, stop by and enjoy the hours of entertainment you can provide to friends and family with items you’ll find in our object library. Search the online catalog at GCLD.org, or stop by and browse for items like lawn games, STEAM kits, and indoor games. We also have laser tag!

Book a meeting room and host your own game night at the library. In fact, you can borrow games from the library for fun and entertainment at your next meeting.



Take advantage of the many virtual reality opportunities available at the Kremmling Library, Hot Sulfur Springs Library, or Juniper Library in Grand Lake. See things in a whole new way and have fun gaming, creating music, or traveling to new worlds, all without leaving the library. Materials and instructions are provided.

Attend one of the upcoming gaming events offered by the Library District. Parents, caregivers and educators are invited to join us for the Brain Architecture Game from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 at the Granby Library located at 55, rue Zero. This program provides hands-on opportunities to help caregivers and teachers discover the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences on brain development. Lunch will be offered and registration is mandatory.

Teens in grades 6 to 12 can join us for Games Galore from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18 at the Granby Library. There will be food, fun, virtual reality and other games of all kinds available to play or try for the first time. Bring your friends and let the competition begin!

Finally, if you’re home for the Thanksgiving holiday, stop by either the Kremmling Library at 300 S Eighth St. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, or the Hot Sulfur Springs Library at 150 Moffat Ave. Wednesday, November 23. Both locations will host a program of family games and crafts between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Play a variety of games, explore Makerspace kits, or craft. These events will please the whole family!

To learn more about the programs, games, and resources available at our libraries, visit our website at GCLD.org. Game on!

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