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Shelf Care, Episode #11: Games!

Rebecca Strang, of the Naperville Public Library and ALA’s Games and Gaming Round Table, speaks to Susan Maguire about everything games in libraries, from sure bets for every age to finding reviews of hot new games. Then, Sarah Hunter turns the tables and interviews Susan about what she’s been reading—and chats about books her daughter is chewing on, too.

Here’s what we talked about:

Games and Gaming Round Table

International Games Week

Game On! Grants

More from Rebecca Strang:

Playability podcast

To Play is Human

Some games we talked about (linked to Board Game Geek reviews):

Ticket to Ride






Thunderstone Quest


Cards Against Humanity

Forgotten Waters

7th Continent

Where to find new games and reviews, info, etc.:

Friendly local game shop (like The Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe)

League of Librarian Gamers on Facebook


Board Game Spotlight

Board game publisher websites/newsletters:

What’s Eric Playing

Girls’ Game Shelf

The Five By Podcast

Watch It Played videos

Dibs on Blue videos

Gaming conventions:



Pax Unplugged

Susan and Sarah talked about:

Survival of the Thickest, by Michelle Buteau

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life, by Ali Wong

One to Watch, by Kate Stayman-London

The Magic Fish, written and illustrated by Trung Le Nguyen

The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story, by Kate Milford and illustrated by Nicole Wong

The Blue House, written and illustrated by Phoebe Wahl

Baby Goat, by Chronicle Books and illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang

Baby Dragon, by Chronicle Books and illustrated by Victoria Ying

Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle

As I Was Crossing Boston Common, by Norma Farber and Arnold Lobel

Dear Justyce, by Nic Stone

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone'

About the Author:

I am the Senior Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach. Holla!

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