National Games & Puzzles Week


Yes, it's National Games and Puzzles Week. Here are all the ways you can enjoy games and puzzles with the help of the library.



You can find a wide variety of programs for all ages. For puzzles, the Alachua Branch has a puzzle and game program every Sunday at 1 p.m. The Millhopper Branch has a Chess Club at 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. The Cone Park Branch has an Adult Board Games program on Monday at 1 p.m. And that's not even mentioning all of the one-off programs, hangout programs, and more that incorporate board games and puzzles. Check out the online event calendar to learn more about all library programs, and search for your next great gaming session.

Puzzle Books

There are many puzzle books available--just don't write in them! For kids, thee are classics like I Spy, Where's Waldo, word games, and picture puzzles. Kids can even learn how to make their own games. For adults, there are a number of books, from tabletop game guides, Dungeons & Dragons manuals, and even books chronicling the history and community of games and puzzles.

The New York Times

Among the many databases, none is more relevant to the puzzler than the free institutional access to the New York Times. You will need to follow the link on this website and then create a free account, but once you do, you'll have access to the Mini Crossword, Wordle, Spelling Bee, Sudoku, etc.--and while the daily crossword is still behind a paywall, there is a selection of archived crosswords available.

By CynthiaM on November 13, 2023