Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit - thanks to a new weekend session at Ecclesfield Library.
The popular ‘family time’ boardgame session is run by Imagination Gaming, and is designed to encourage children and families to come down and have a positive experience at their local library, as well as providing exciting activities, and helping to connect communities together.
The Saturday session, which started as a trial, has now been extended until June.
Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, attended a recent session. He is now leading the call for more people to volunteer at the library so it can put on similar events throughout the year.
He said: “This event was a great success and very well attended. Lots of fun was had by all, including my own children.
“It’s great to see Ecclesfield Library going from strength to strength and I hope even more people come forward to help.”
Local councillor, Andy Bainbridge, who also attended the event, added: “It was brilliant to see the community coming together and supporting the library like this – it was a full house.”
Chris Standley of Imagination Gaming said: “Days like these demonstrate the importance of games in bringing people together.
“Libraries of all sizes are perfect environments for people to meet in a calm and relaxed environment, and the games we bring along always provide an enjoyable and inviting focus for everyone to get involved in.
“We’ll be back every month until June to bring board games back to Ecclesfield and other similar suburbs of Sheffield.”
Visit www.ecclesfieldlibrary.co.uk for details.