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Check it Out: Library has board, card games available for checkout

PHOTO PROVIDED Chad Ling, left, warehouse manager at the American Rescue Workers, and Valerie Fessler, ARW development director, right, present board games to Dana Brigandi, adult programming and marketing manager at the James V. Brown Library, for the collection that now is available.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is excited to announce the creation of a new board and card game collection for checkout that is available to the public starting November 2.

The collection, curated by Dana Brigandi, adult programming and marketing manager, includes more than 40 games that can be checked out for 4 days at a time with an adult library card. Late fines and replacement costs will accrue for overdue games and missing pieces.

Games include: Azul, Bunco, The Chameleon Game, Catan: Trade Build Settle, Catan: Traders and Barbarians, Choose Your Own Adventure: War with Evil Power Master, Dixit, Codenames, Dutch Blitz, Exploding Kittens, I Hate Zombies, Munchkin Magical Mess, Oregon Trail Hunt for Food, Pandemic, Phase 10, Rummikub, Skip-Bo, Spoons, Tenzi, Ticket to Ride: France and Old West, Uno and Yahtzee. A complete list may be found at jvbrown.edu.

The board game collection was funded through a grant from the Friends of the James V. Brown Library, Lodge 106, along with donations from the American Rescue Workers.

Based on the popularity of the collection, more games will be added as funding permits. Requests for games to consider adding to the collection may be made to Brigandi at dbrigandi@jvbrown.edu.

“I am excited to bring this collection to our community,” said Dana Brigandi, adult programming and marketing manager at the James V. Brown Library. “These games can provide hours of entertainment for adults and families during these winter months. And just like our books, all returned games will be quarantined for three days before they are available for checkout to keep our community safe.”

This collection is one of the many ways Pennsylvania public libraries support the PA Forward Initiative by providing civic and social literacy opportunities for learning.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Passport services are available by appointment.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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