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I'm working with my local library on starting a regular gaming program, I'm so excited about this, so I'm tearing through any information I can get get into my eyes or ears about the topic.

This is a list of information I've found useful, please feel free to contribute anything to this list you feel might also be useful to myself or other interested in the topic.
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A place to announce regular gaming programs in libraries.

If you or your library hosts a regular gaming event please post about it here!
 
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2. Board Game: Nationalist Chess [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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National Gaming Day at Your Library
http://ngd.ala.org/
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3. Board Game: Ex Libris [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:7781]
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Game in Libraries podcast
http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/

This is a fantastic resource that includes a 30 video course on the topic:
http://gamesinlibraries.org/course
 
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4. Board Game: Quests of the Librarian [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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ala.org games discussion group

http://connect.ala.org/node/66247
 
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5. Board Game: Syracuse in a Box [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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Publications from the Library Game Lab of Syracuse:
http://gamelab.syr.edu/publications/

including a 2007 and 2008 symposium talks from Scott Nicholson.
 
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This list has some questionable recommendations and some good ones.
 
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A very good list.
 
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The most modern list I could find, this was exactly what I was looking for in a list.
 
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9. Board Game: Plaza: A Game for Everyone [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Everyone Plays at the Library
Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages
By Scott Nicholson

A book about board gaming in libraries:
http://books.infotoday.com/books/Everyone-Plays-At-The-Libra...

 
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10. Board Game: Got It! [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:8864]
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Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games
Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris

A book about board gaming in libraries:
http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2770

This book is circulating in my local library system, looking forward to giving it a read.

 
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Gamers…in the Library?! The Why, What, and How of Videogame Tournaments for All Ages
Eli Neiburger

I believe this one focuses on video games and what gaming can do for us:
http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2328

 
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12. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:219]
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Modern Board Games Colloquium by Scott Nicholson (2011)

 
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There's a bit of a tempest in a teacup in the comments at the end of this list.
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