The American Library Association (ALA) announced that DEMCO is partnering with ALA to help one lucky library level up its gaming program with a $5000 shopping spree! Here's the deal.
Libraries who are registered with ALA for National Gaming Day 2010 (NGD10) are eligible to submit an application to win the prize. During the NGD10 activities, take pictures, maybe get some video, talk with patrons to get ideas, etc. in order to show DEMCO the library's vision for a next-level gaming program for the community. Planning ahead and thinking big will likely be one of the keys to victory, because librarians will want to show the great things that happened during their 2010 event in order to tell ALA how they'll build on it for next year. Make sure to register to participate in National Gaming Day to be eligible for the contest at http://bit.ly/ngd10reg. Then sign up for the DEMCO contest. For more information and the application form go to www.demco.com/goto?gameshopspree.
A panel of judges will choose up to 15 finalists from all of the submissions, and then one winner will be randomly drawn from the finalists at ALA's Midwinter Meeting in January. The winning library gets the shopping spree, and the fun job of figuring out how to spend $5000 to make that vision happen.
Then give a thumbs up for DEMCO on Facebook or reach out to them in another way to thank them for supporting gaming libraries in general and National Gaming Day in particular. ALA definitely appreciates their support.
(American Libraries Direct, October 6, 2010)