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International Games Day brings community together to read, learn and play

Posted 5 November 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery (LMG) will join over a thousand libraries around the world to showcase gaming programs and services as part of International Games Day @ Your Library , on Saturday, 21 November 2015.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati said that in today’s society, libraries are so much more than ‘just books’.

“They have become important bodies within communities and in recent years have become a place where people gather to play games," he said.

International Games Day @ Your Library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world founded by the American Library Association , in collaboration with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association , to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

“Now in its third year, Hurstville LMG is once again offering dynamic gaming programs and activities suitable for local young people aged between 12 to 24 years to celebrate positive experiences of game and play.

“This year, Hurstville International Games Day will be taking place at the Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre.

“Fun and exciting programs will include; free trading card game tournaments – Magic: the gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh , where card game players battle to win great prizes, a range of board games, console games, arcade games available to play and craft activities for the hands-on crowds.”

Come along to International Games Day on 21 November 2015 your friends and family at Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre from 9.00am to 3.00pm and game on!

The event is proudly supported by Good Games Hurstville.

For more information ,contact Hurstville Library, Museum & Gallery on 9330 6111 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg

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