Book Swap and Board Games Extravaganza!
Yesterday, 30 teens descended on the library program room for an afternoon of book swapping and board/card games. I have never run this event for four hours before, but I declare it a success! Exactly half of the people brought books to trade, and their swaps added up to 70 books. That's a lot of new reads! The longer time gave people room to play some time-consuming games, as well as shorter ones. I had little candy for short games and big candy for long games, and it worked out really well. I had to cut off some people from too many games of stuff like Uno and Connect Four, however, because they were taking all of my candy! We had a wide variety of games in play, including Munchkin, Quelf, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Life, and Apples to Apples throughout the afternoon. Thanks to the 20 people who stayed to play all day!! We'll definitely do this again, probably over winter break.