Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gaming Days Returns to Woodlawn Branch Library

Now that school is back in session, the Woodlawn Branch Library has brought back one of its more popular after-school activities—Gaming Days at Woodlawn Library.

On Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., youth of all ages are invited to participate in friendly competition—both in video games such as X-Box One, Retro NES, Wii, and classic board games such as chess and checkers.

On September 12 two teens who had just finished playing checkers engaged in a spirited card game. "Uno!" one yelled, slapping his cards down on the table. Across the room, two other teenagers were competing in a game of Wii tennis.

Woodlawn Library branch manager Pamela Jessie said that the library began Gaming Days in the early spring and it was an instant hit. They took a break to focus on 2018 Summer Learning activities, and decided to resume Gaming Days after students from nearby Woodlawn High School returned to school.

“It gives the kids something fun to do after school,” Jessie said. “Gaming Days has been well received.”

For information about Gaming Days and other free activities and services for patrons, call Woodlawn Library at 205-595-2001 or stop by. You can find a listing of programs taking place at BPL’s 19 libraries across the city by clicking on the events calendar.

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