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During the week of *October 17 – 23, 2021,* APLA is sponsoring* Games at
the Library* week, 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.
Events may 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 challenging, 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 foster community connection in safe ways. Self-care and
connection are two important mental health practices during these
unprecedented times. Please feel free to share any game ideas by contacting
[log in to unmask]



This year, due to Covid-19, tally sheets and ballots will need to be sent
no later than November 5, 2021, by email to [log in to unmask] for participants
to be eligible to win.



*Please enter your tally sheet information in the body of an email or fill
out and send as an attachment and include scans of your participant
ballots. *


*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 @ the Library week are eligible to
enter their names in the grand prize draw on November 16, 2021. 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.



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!


*JENNIFER DEVLIN*
She/her/they/them
Games at the Library Convener
Atlantic Provinces Library Association
*T* (902)491-8874 *E* [log in to unmask]
@aplacontact   @aplagram | *APLA.ca <http://apla.ca/>*

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