International Games Month

International Games Month brings communities together to Play

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will join over a thousand libraries around the world during International Games Month in November as they transform their libraries with play. Like many other libraries across the country and around the world, GRRL will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.


There's nothing quite like a fun, competitive game night. Join the Little Falls Carnegie Library on November 30 for Game Night. From classics to ones with modern twists, we have a variety of board games for you to play, whether you are an individual player or you want to play with a group. The game lists for each night will be posted in the library the week before. Snacks provided. For all ages. Mark your calendars and find more details here.


Come into the Cold Spring Library and experience one of the most popular board games of all time, but GIANT! Travel around the gumdrops and candy canes and earn yourself a sweet treat at the end. Join us at the library for some SWEET fun on November 24 and 25. Learn more about GIANT Candyland here


Little Falls and St. Michael are hosting jigsaw puzzle tournaments on Saturday, November 4. Gather your friends and sign up. Each four-member team will compete to see which team can finish the jigsaw puzzle first. Each team will put together the same puzzle. Register your team now by clicking here.


Love BINGO? Rockford has a Kids Bingo event on November 8. Join friends in a friendly game of BINGO. Who will get to BINGO first? Children will make new friends and practice skills such as listening, following directions, and patience. For ages 6 to 10. Register here to save your spot. Kids in Richmond can also try their luck at Kids Bingo on November 17. Register by clicking here.


Teens and adults ready for some Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)? The St. Cloud Library is hosting a D&D Adventures Program on November 16. Bring a level 3 character sheet or pick from our premade options when you get here. Beginners and experts welcome. Register by clicking here.


Are you interested in puzzles? Many libraries (including Little Falls and St. Cloud) have a puzzle table with a puzzle in progress. 
Want to work on a puzzle at home - some libraries offer a puzzle exchange! Several libraries offer a puzzle exchange for you to drop off an old puzzle and take a new one to enjoy at home. Library locations with a puzzle exchange include Albany, Belgrade, Buffalo, Cokato, Eagle Bend, Grey Eagle, Howard Lake, Little Falls, Melrose, Monticello, Paynesville, Staples, St. Cloud, St. Michael, Swanville, and Waite Park. (More puzzle exchange detail on the FAQ page here.)


International Games Month is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, Nordic Game Day, L'Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, and the Public and Mobile Library Group of the Chartered Institute of Library Information Professionals. For more information on International Games Month, please visit the Games in Libraries blog at

November 1-30 International Games Month