Celebrate International Games Month with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library!

November 14, 2023

This blog was written by Annie Holleran, Teen Associate at the ImaginOn library branch.


Happy International Games Month (IGM)!


IGM is an initiative run by volunteers around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games – and CML has done a LOT of gaming so far this November!


This month, we’ve offered gaming programs for all ages and all types of gamers: we’ve had Minute to Win It games at North County Regional, a Puzzle Swap at SouthPark, Chess at South County Regional, the Haunted Havoc Gaming Tournament at West Boulevard, Dewey and Dragons at TONS of branches, and SO much more! A HUGE thanks to those who have picked up a controller or puzzle piece, a new game or an old favorite.


If you think you may have missed out on a great gaming program, don’t worry – we have plenty of programs planned for the second half of the month, too. Check out After Hours Board Games at Founders Hall, Among Us at South Boulevard, Giant Board Games at Matthews, Overcooked at Pineville, Miniature Painting at Allegra Westbrooks, Cozy Gaming Arts & Crafts at ImaginOn, or Board Game Night with community partner Potions & Pixels at University City. You can even browse through our program catalog for something that catches your eye!


Games bring people together and we’re so grateful for everyone who’s played along with us so far this month – we have lots more gaming planned for November so sign up and get your game on!!