Next week the Yakima Valley Libraries joins over a thousand libraries around the world in celebrating the power of games and play during International Games Week.

In a press release the local Library folks say "Libraries are an ideal venue to explore the many benefits of games, which help players build skills like problem-solving, teamwork, spacial reasoning, social interaction and more—all while having fun!"

Library locations throughout the Yakima Valley will offer a variety of gaming programs and events for the whole family, where participants can play board games, card games, computer games, or try their hand at print-and-play games --  activities and games available at each community library will vary; instructions and staff tutorials will be provided.

Granger Community Library  Tuesday, November 6   3pm-6pm

Buena Community Library  Wednesday, November 7  4pm-6pm

Selah Community Library  Thursday, November 8  3pm-6pm

West Valley Community Library  Thursday, November 8th  4pm

Toppenish Community Library  Friday, November 9  3pm-5pm

Sunnyside Community Library  Saturday, November 10  2pm

 Yakima Central Library  Saturday, November 10  1pm-5pm

For more information on International Games Week, visit: http://games.ala.org.   For more information on the events at Yakima Valley Libraries, contact Krystal Corbray, Programming and Marketing Librarian at (509) 575-3431.