Board games promote literacy, critical thinking skills, provide an interactive experience—and best of all, they're fun!
Why play board games?
Of course… because they’re fun! But board games are more than just fun—they promote literacy, encourage critical thinking skills, and provide a fun interactive experience for friends and family.
Board games come in many shapes, styles, and age ranges. The Library currently has a large collection of family-friendly games in the Children’s Department, and a small but growing collection of more complex games in the Adult Department. There are no age restrictions for either collection.
Adult Department Board GamesChildren’s Department Board Games
Looking to clear some space in your board game shelf? Send those games our way! You can drop off donations at the front desk. Please make sure all of the pieces are included. Call (860) 828-7125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Board games can be borrowed just like books. You can even place holds in the online catalog!
- 3 week loan period
- 2 renewals
- Must be picked up and returned in person to Berlin-Peck
- Cannot be returned in book drop
Lost or Damaged Items
Borrowers will be charged for lost, dirty, or damaged items. Replacement costs may vary. Because we want to keep items in good working order, they cannot be returned in the book drop. If the item is returned in the book drop, the borrower will be held responsible for the damage and the replacement cost.
Missing pieces can ruin the game! Please check (and double-check) that every item is back in the box before closing it with the rubber band provided by the library. You may be charged the full price of the game if pieces are missing. After a board game is returned, circulation staff count every piece to make sure nothing is missing.
It is not always possible to replace individual game pieces. We will try our best to source replacement pieces, but if it is not possible, you may be responsible for the full cost of the game.
|Replacement Cost||Cost of the game pieces (if possible) or full replacement game (if individual pieces are unavailable)|
Games in the Adult Department
These games are shelved in the Adult Department because their complexity and/or subject matter may not be appropriate for children.
Some games may contain adult language.
Games in the Children’s Department
These games are shelved in the Children’s Department because they are simple enough for children and teens—but don’t let that fool you! Many of these games are appropriate for ALL ages, including adults.