Gear up for ALA’s International Games Week (November 4-10) by coming to the Utica Public Library to learn about Gaming @ the Library! We’ll have an assortment of modern games from recent releases to “evergreen” titles. Jason Engle, Play the Game Read the Story, will talk to us about current trends for single use board games, games with app integration, and more! We’ll also be looking into increasing longevity of games and ideas for those who want to circulate their collections. Jason can make recommendations for different age groups and gaming for patrons with special needs and disabilities. We’ll even have some time towards the end of the program to learn how to play some of these games!
In addition to Jason, Brienna Jow of the Utica Public Library will be on hand to speak about her personal experiences with gaming at the library. Brienna Jow began her first year at the Utica Public Library incorporating the massive collection of board games into a weekly tabletop program offered by the Children’s Room. She developed her passion for tabletop gaming by participating in the local gaming community and playing with her family. Her years of gaming experience have enriched the library’s teen programming and new players are attracted to her positive energy and enthusiasm.
Jason Engle has been a lifelong enthusiast of board games. He has over 20 years of experience in board game retail, including the creation and management of gaming events, ranging in size from small groups up to hundreds of people. Jason currently works as the manager of the store Play the Game Read the Story.