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During the week of October 18 – 24, 2020, APLA is sponsoring Games at the
Library week which is also known as la semaine des *Jeux à la bibliothèque* in
French! Any time that week, libraries of all types in Atlantic Canada are
encouraged to host a game themed event of their choice (game apps,
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!


We understand that due to Covid-19, hosting a game themed event at your
library is more challenging than ever before, so we have offered a list of
game ideas that can be played in smaller groups while maintaining social
distance, available on the website. We believe it is important, now more
than ever, to provide opportunities to community members to practice
self-care through fun experiences and to connect with community in safe
ways. Self-care and connection are two important mental health practices
during these unprecedented times.


This year, due to Covid-19, tally sheets and ballots will be sent no later
than November 6, 2020, by email to [log in to unmask]

Please enter your tally sheet information in the body of an email or fill
out and send as an attachment. Please arrange to have library staff fill
out participant ballots in black pen during your event, and scan and attach
your ballots in the email, ensuring the scans are legible.


All participants during APLA's Games at the Library week are eligible to
enter their names in the grand prize draw on November 16, 2020. Participants
can enter once for each type of game they play. There will be one grand
prize for all of Atlantic Canada. This year, the grand prize for the Games
at the Library draw will be an $175 online gift card for EB Games, which
can be used in store or on their website shop.



Please visit https://www.apla.ca/games for socially distanced game ideas and
downloadable materials.



Nova Scotia Community College Graphic Design students class of 2020 created
newly designed editable posters (.pdf), small and large logos for print (.
jpeg) and social media posts (.tif) in both English and French. Ballots and
tally sheets are also available in the downloaded materials. If there are
difficulties accessing or using these files, or if there are any questions
at all, please contact [log in to unmask]



Stay tuned for social media updates in the coming weeks!




*JENNIFER DEVLIN*
She/her/they/them
Games @ the Library Co-Convener
Atlantic Provinces Library Association
*T* (902) 491-1165 *E* [log in to unmask]
@aplacontact   @aplagram | *APLA.ca <http://apla.ca/>*

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