Games people play

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! This month my theme is Library Love, focusing on my love of libraries generally, as well as for the Sacramento Public Library (my local library) more specifically. I hope you find these posts informative as well as fun, and that they encourage you to visit your local library to see what’s new.

Continuing my theme of “hey, did you know your library has THIS?!”, today is all about GAMES!

That’s right: while libraries of the past used to shush patrons for talking too loudly or engaging in any fun, silly behavior, the libraries of 2023 actually encourage fun and games. Whether you’re an online gamer in need of a computer and internet access, a console gamer in need of a new challenge, or a table-top game player, the library has something for you!

Sacramento Public Library lends out Chromebooks and wireless hotspots, so you can play Roblox at home or on the road. They also offer a wide variety of video games for Xbox, Playstation and Switch. And if you’re a fan of in-person, tabletop games, you can also borrow board games from the collection!

Fast Facts

Fun fact: Even if you’re not a Sacramento County resident, you can use the library’s computers by signing up for an Ecard. Ecards enable you to log onto the patron computer stations at any of the library’s 28 branches, and if you can prove county residence you can also use all of the databases and e-resources available as well, including access to magazines, newspapers, Craftsy classes, livestreaming concerts by your favorite bands, and lots more. Just stop by any branch and ask for access at the circulation desk and you’ll be on your way in no time.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to sharing more library trivia, tips and tricks for getting the most out of your local library — using all their awesome and often unpublicized free resources — throughout the month of April. See you next Monday for a fresh new post!

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