Good afternoon,     


During the week of October 17 – 23, 2021, APLA is sponsoring Games at the Library week which is also known as la semaine des Jeux à la bibliothèquein 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 still 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 5, 2021, 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, 2021. 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 for socially distanced game ideas and downloadable materials. Nova Scotia Community College Graphic Design students class of 2020 created 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 and listserv updates in the coming weeks!   

Games at the Library Convener
Atlantic Provinces Library Association
T (902)491-8874 E [log in to unmask]
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