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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Get your game on!

Variety of board games including Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, etc.

Exams are a very stressful time for students. Last fall the Library Outreach group began to plan some strategies to help support students during exam time. To start, we provided apples during the evening hours when Browsers and most other coffee shops are closed on campus.

New this term – the Library has board games available for loan to our patrons! The board games will allow students to take mini-breaks away from books and computers, and encourage social interactions with each other.

Stress can make it almost impossible for some students to focus on their exams and they may struggle to recall things they have learned. Studies have found that taking a break from studying has beneficial effects on the mental health of students. When they return to their books, they are better able to focus and perform.

Games are available for 3-hour loan from the circulation desks in both the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries.

Dana Porter Library
Apples to Apples
Backgammon
Battleship
Chinese Checkers
Left Centre Right
Scrabble
Trump
Uno
Low Vision playing cards
 

Davis Centre Library
Checkers
Chess
Clue
Cribbage
Monopoly
Phase 10
Tic Tac Toe
Low Vision playing cards

 

We hope to add more games to this collection later this year.

For more information contact:
Laurie Strome
Chair, Library Outreach
519-888-4567, ext. 35520

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