International Games Day at the Colfax Library

You are invited to play games at the Colfax Library on Saturday, November 3 from 2-4 p.m. More than 20,000 people in communities across the U.S. will come together in the spirit of play for the American Library Associationís fifth annual International Gaming Day @ Your Library (formerly National Gaming Day.) This event aims to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.

 In the 21st century, libraries are about more than just books. Studies of young adults found that patrons who attended gaming events at the library were more open to using other library services. Also, libraries report users who have come to the library to play games come back to use other free resources. Playing games of all kinds at the library encourages patrons to interact socially with diverse peers, share expertise with others and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

 The Colfax Library will host a variety of Wii games and contests on November 3. Often video games are played at home, but playing them at the library makes it a more social experience that can be shared with their family and friends. Kids, teens and young adults are also encouraged to bring their favorite board games to share with friends at the library from 2-4 p.m. For more information about this or any program at the Whitman County Library, please call 509-397-4366, visit or like us on Facebook.

For more information, contact:

Chelsea Leachman or Sheri Miller at 509-397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll free.



For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.