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.
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
Late, Lost, or Damaged Items
Borrowers will be charged for late, 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.
After a board game is returned, circulation staff will count every piece to make sure nothing is missing. If a game piece is missing after you return the game, you will be responsible for the replacement cost.
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.
|Late Fine||$1.00 per day
No late fees on children’s items.
Up to a maximum of $5.00
Waived if replacement cost is paid
|Book Drop Fine||$5.00
Charged if item is returned in a book drop or to another library
|Replacement Cost||Replacement cost of game pieces (if possible) or replacement game (if individual pieces are unavailable)
Charged if item is lost or damaged
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.