During the week of October 29 - November 4, 2017, APLA is sponsoring  "Games @ the Library" week which is also known as la semaine des Jeux@la bibliothèque in French! Anytime that week, libraries of all types in Atlantic Canada are encouraged to host a "game themed" event of their choice (board games, chess, trivia, scavenger hunts, video games, etc.). Events could be geared towards specific age groups or the whole community. APLA's goal is to show that libraries are places where people meet, learn, and have fun!


This year, the dates of APLA's Games@the Library coincide with ALA's International Games Week. The alignment of the two events might inspire intercultural programming and the opportunity for library clients to try games from other countries in addition to past programming ideas ranging from board games to indoor mini golf, bowling, hula hoop and parachute games, Lego, and more!


All participants during APLA's Games@the Library week are eligible to enter their names in the grand prize draw on November 21, 2017. This year, the grand prize for the Games@the Library draw will be a blue Nintendo 2DS preinstalled with Mario Kart 7 and a gift certificate of $ 50 to the Nintendo eShop! There will be one grand prize for all of Atlantic Canada.

To get you started in your event planning, attached are the posters and the ballots for this year’s event. For more information about Games@the Library week, please visit APLA’s Games@the Library website http://apla.ca/?q=games or contact the Games@the Library Coordinator, Juanita Lewis at [log in to unmask]