Good afternoon, 


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 bibliothèquein 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 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!   

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