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Board Game Collection

The Library of Things is a brand new collection of non-book items that Penticton Public Library will make available to our patrons in the coming years. Our first step in this, the Board Game Collection, is lauching this Friday, November 15th. A very generous community member donated dozens of games to us, and we've been hard at work getting them ready for you!

Like many new things, we expect to be making changes and adapting the collection so we can make it easily accessible. There may be hiccups in our software, unexpected bugs, or exciting new discoveries that staff and patrons make in the first few weeks. We ask that you are patient with us, and deeply appreciate your understanding.

As the shape of our community and its needs change, your library will strive to adapt and meet these needs. If you have any suggestions for items you would like to see made available in future Library of Things expansions, please visit us and talk to one of our staff members or fill out a comment card at the Information Desk. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

"How many games can I check out?" Penticton Resident Card holders can check out 2 games. BC One Card holders can check out 1.

"How long can I check out games for?" 1 week. This period may be reassessed after the initial launch of the collection. 

"Can I put a game on hold?" Patrons may put one game on hold at a time.

"How can I see what games you have?" We have two binders patrons can browse located where the games are shelved near the public internet computers. You can also view the board games in our online catalogue at home or on our catalogue computers in the library.

"Can I play a game in the library?" Of course! But you have to check the board game out to your account first.

"The boxes are empty! Where's the game?" All board game box contents will be kept at the check out desk. They will be replaced in the box when you check a board game out. 

"What are the fines for games?" Late fines: 1.00 per day up to $15.00. Lost/Damaged fines: $50.00 per board game unless otherwise noted. Games returned via drop box: $15.00 fine.

"Why is there a drop box return fine?" Due to the unusual size of the boxes and the small pieces inside them, all board games must be returned inside the library at the check-in desk. No exceptions will be made.


Stay tuned for a list of games and information about them to be posted below!

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