Board games coming to Falls library

On Thursday, April 25th the Niagara Falls Public Library will be unveiling its new board game collection. Board Games are a great way to reduce screen time, to interact face-to-face with family and friends, and to challenge yourself in new and interesting ways.

They also help build vital skills like comprehension, problem solving, and literacy, on top of social skills that grow from spending time and competing with others. Most importantly though, playing board games is a sure way to have a whole lot of fun!

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of over 60 board games ranging from family classics like Scrabble and Monopoly to Spiel des Jahres winners like Settlers of Catan and Machi Koro. We also carry games that are perfect for ages 8 and under including Jenga, Brick Party, and Wendigo.

The games will be available at each of our 4 locations across Niagara Falls. Each location will have a binder with sheets that list what games are available to borrow at that specific location. The binder will also contain information about the games themselves, including age appropriateness, number of players, and gameplay duration.

Once you’ve figured out what games you want to borrow, just go up to the front desk and let us know. We’ll grab them and check them out for you. Then they’re yours for up to a week.

If you want to play a game that we carry that isn’t listed in the binder at your location, you can visit our online catalogue and place a hold on the game you want. It will then be sent to your location so that you can borrow it.

You can borrow up to 5 games on an adult or teen card and each game can be renewed twice. We also kindly ask that you please do not return the board games in our drop boxes due to space issues.

If you have any questions about the board game collection or for more information, please call us at 905-356-8080 or visit us in person and one of our staff members will be happy to assist. We hope that you and your family and friends enjoy this fun new collection!

Funding for this new collection was made possible through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara Power Off and Play grant.

Laura Chadwick is an Information, Resources and Connections librarian.

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