21 February 2017

Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library.

A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend.

The sessions, run by Imagination Gaming, encourage children and families to come down and have a positive experience of their local library, as well as providing exciting activities, helping to connect communities together.

Libraries of all sizes are perfect environments for people to meet in a calm and relaxed environment, and the games Imagination Gaming bring along always provide an enjoyable and inviting focus for everyone to get involved in.

Councillor Scott led the calls 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. We’ll be back every month until June to bring board games back to Ecclesfield and other similar suburbs of Sheffield.”