Did you know that you can check out games from the library? I have been having fun with my grandkids with these. Just about every week for the last few months I have been checking out a different kids’ game or puzzle. We have done it often enough that now when the grandkids see me, they say, “Did you bring a new game?” It has become a fun tradition and is a great way to try out a game before buying it. If you want to check one out for yourself and you live in Lyon County (they are currently only available for Lyon County residents,) you will find the cards for the kids’ games at the desk in the Children’s Department. There are also games for adults and families that you will find cards for at the Main Circulation desk.
We have many favorite games in the collection. One that I have checked out multiple times is called Hoot Owl Hoot! It is made by Peaceable Kingdom, which is a company that makes many games designed for cooperative play. The players work together to win the game. Hoot Owl Hoot! is designed for 2 to 4 players, aged 4 and up. The object of the game is to get all of your owls home to the nest before the sun comes up. You fly around the track with the color tile cards and there is some strategy involved with how you work together to get them home the fastest.
I have thought about buying this game to have at my house all the time, and I might if I find it at a thrift store; but there is something fun about checking it out from the library. It helps me to purposely plan to take time to play with my grandkids, and it helps to cut down on the number of things I have in my house. I just finished reading The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson (available through Plum Creek,) and I am even more inspired to pare down my belongings. I think I will save that for another day and go play with my grands first! I better stop at the library and check out a new game.