Are you looking for some low budget ways to entertain friends or family? The library has you covered! Below are just some of the group activities you can access with your library card.
Tabletop and Board Games
We circulate a variety of tabletop and board games. We have classics like Boggle, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit as well as lesser known games like Telepathy, a strategy puzzle solving game.
Murder Mystery sets 'A taste for wine and murder' and 'Murder at Mardi Gras' are proven crowd-pleasers.
If you're down for a real nerdy good time, we circulate two Dungeons & Dragons kits (one 2nd Edition, one 5th Edition) with everything you need to play the game including dice!
To search for our board games in the online catalog: do a keyword search for *, use the More Search Options link to set the Library to Edwardsville Public Library and the Collection to Game. Limit the Type of Material to Three Dimensional Object (Artifact).
You can click the button below to request the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons kit.Check Availability
We also circulate video games for older and newer console systems including PS3, PS4, XBox 360, XBox One, and Nintendo Switch.
You can find our video games in the Adult library shelved alongside the graphic novels and board games in the reading room. If you'd like to find them in the online catalog: do a keyword search for *, click the More Search Options link, limit Library to Edwardsville Public Library, and Collection to Video Game.
Click to the button below to place a hold on Pokemon Let's go Pikachu! for the Nintendo Switch.Check Availability
Binge boxes are a collection of 5 or 6 movies on a theme. You can check them out for three weeks, in case you're not into watching five movies in one night. We currently have 9 Binge Boxes.
To find a list of Edwardsville Library's Binge Boxes in the Online Catalog; do a keyword search for Binge Box and narrow your search to Edwardsville Public Library.
Use the button below for a direct link to the Cult Classics Binge Box which includes the titles: Clue, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, and The Rocky Horror Picture ShowCheck Availability
Everything is better on the big screen. You can check out a Nebula Capsule projector from the library to entertain your friends in style.
"Nebula Capsule is a smart cinema that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. Using Android 7.1 it plays content from your favorite video streaming app or mirrors your phone's screen to create a remarkably detailed picture up to 100 inches big... [it] delivers up to 4 hours of continuous video on a single charge. Quick Charge technology enables Capsule to recharge faster and charge while in use."
The Nebula has connectivity capability with WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Mirco USB, and USB OTG.
About the Author
Amanda has been working at EPL for 14 years and is currently the Circulation Manager. In her free time she enjoys reading, knitting, and cuddling her cats. She’s basically a walking stereotype.