Players enjoy Tamworth library games night

Rhonda, Zuzana, Tony, Sandra and Josh played Ticket to Ride, one of the library's new games on offer.
Rhonda, Zuzana, Tony, Sandra and Josh played Ticket to Ride, one of the library's new games on offer.

BOARD games will be available to borrow as part of Tamworth Library’s non-traditional collections – after a few possible bugs are ironed out.

A games night held yesterday evening as part of Library Lovers Day was also a preview of the titles that will be on offer, such as Ticket to Ride, Citadels and Sheriff of Nottingham.

Vanessa Matthews, Rachel Robinson and Sue Langston cracked open a game of Scrabble.

Vanessa Matthews, Rachel Robinson and Sue Langston cracked open a game of Scrabble.

Reader services librarian Amanda Burke said the library also hoped to start hosting regular games nights.

“We’re still ironing out borrowing details for games: how long the borrowing period will be, what happens if pieces go missing or if games aren’t returned in time for games night,” she said.

Miss Burke said the Friends of Tamworth Libraries had donated the money to purchase the games.

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“We were really appreciative that they were able to do that.”

She said the library’s items and services were much more than just the traditional print book – with everything from Toddler Time for children from birth to three years, to audiobooks for the person on the go.

“We have a cake tin collection ... and also will be offering the little Russian piping tools for patty cakes and cakes,” she said.

“We have a seed library and also offer technology programs for children under the STEM lines.

“We offer film streaming through Beamafilm, we have e-audiobooks and e-books through our online databases, we have online magazines that we can download.

“It’s just a matter of getting that out to people that we don’t normally reach.”

The games night was free, for people aged 18-plus, and had canapes, boutique beers and wines on offer.

Reader services librarian Amanda Burke takes the participants through some trivia questions.

Reader services librarian Amanda Burke takes the participants through some trivia questions.

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