Games are taking place in the Jonesboro Public Library

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 library is closing the books and pulling out some games. The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library is holding it's third annual "National Gaming Day" November the 13th.

This is part of a Nationwide day where families can come together and play games.

Assistant Children's Librarian, Karen Newberry, says this is a service they work to provide for the residents they serve, "It's sponsored by the American Library Association. It's part of our focus to bring families together to the library for more than just books. So they can come and have a day of free entertainment."

Newberry says it's a great opportunity for families to do something different together.

"It's a great time for families to come together at the library outside of going shopping and spending money. You can come to the library and get free entertainment. We have books, movies, computers and events like this."

The library offers a wide variety of choices for everyone.

"I think it's good because families can come together and enjoy board games, traditional board games and video games and visit the library at the same time."

Newberry says events like this are a chance to show people what all the library has to offer to them they might not know about.

"We often have people come in who are surprised and say things like you're open on Saturday, you're open on Sunday. You have computers, you have DVD's? We hear questions like that all the time and we're trying to get the word out about the library being there for everyone."

National Gaming Day will take place from ten to two and it's free.

Newberry says they will have prizes for participants in every age range category.

There are asking people with children under the ages of thirteen come in and pre-register, but this pre -registration can take place in the morning before things start at ten.

For more information about this event or any others, you can log onto their website.

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