Gaming

Settlers of Catan board game

Not only is gaming fun, but it can also improve your social skills, literacy, coordination, concentration, memory, and problem solving skills. We have multiple ways to get your game on:

• Check out one of our many video games.
• Borrow a board game at the Reference Desk for in-library use (Catan, Carcassonne, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, King of Tokyo, Forbidden Island).
• Open video gaming in the Teen Scene (must be in high school). We have a Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Wii.
• Various family board games and AWE game stations are available in Youth Services.
• Attend one of our gaming programs.

Take a look at our Big Book of Board Games.

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Want more? Try to beat this digital escape room inspired by Ready Player One.


Game On! Board Gaming for Adults (Ages 18+)

At Heinen’s: Saturday, December 8, 1-4 PM
Location: Heinen’s Grocery Store, 1020 Waukegan Road
At the Library: Monday, January 14, 6:30-8:30 PM • Community Room East

Whether you’re a veteran or new to the hobby, we have a game for you. Play one of ours or bring your own to teach. Just drop in.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Thursday, January 3, 2-4:30 PM • Community Room • Grades 4-8
Thursday, January 3, 6-8:30 PM • Community Room • Grades 9-12

Ready, set, SMASH! Play on the big screens and compete in our Nintendo Switch Smash Ultimate Tournament for a chance to win prizes and glory. Limit 24. PLEASE NOTE: Game contains cartoon violence and comic mischief.


Family Game Night (suggested ages 6+ w/adult)

Thursday, February 7, 6:30-8:30 PM • Community Room

Bring the family and enjoy a mix of classic board games and modern strategy games. Just drop in.