Books and Boards: A Guide To Tabletop Gaming For Librarians, FLGS, and Board Game Publishers

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ID:TRD17103458
Email:jbartlett (at) manchesterct.gov (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)
Category:Trade Day Event
Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Wed Aug 16 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (1 hour)
Cost:$0.00
Host:Jennifer Bartlett (Manchester Public Library)
Ages:Mature (18+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:JW, room 208
Tickets:39 out of 60 are available (as of 452 days ago (9:47 am Monday November 20th, 2017))
Event added:Mon Nov 20 9:47 am

Libraries across the country are incorporating gaming in their programming, hoping to draw new users. Bartlett set out to design a tabletop program for adults at her public library.

Libraries across the country are incorporating gaming in their programming, hoping to draw new users. Bartlett, an avid board gamer, set out to design a tabletop program for adults at her public library with a clear purpose in mind: run completely on donations, showcase games, get her FLGS, The Portal of Manchester, CT involved, and act as an advocate for gaming in libraries. With this, Bartlett created a game library of 100 titles, brand new and donated from publishers, worked with her FLGS, Bryan Raddatz and spouse, Matthew Bartlett to feature four learn to play games each month for participants, and shaped perhaps the most popular and best attended adult board gaming group in a library in Connecticut. Hear why and how FLGS and board game publishers can and should get involved with their local library programs, as well as tips for librarians in setting up a program at their library.

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