Chandler Public Library Levels Up With the Grand Opening of the Book & Board Lounge

Ready to play? Chandler Public Library hopes so. Thanks to a grant from Friends of Chandler Public Library and the support and enthusiasm from the Library’s Board, Chandler Public Library will officially open its new game space, Book & Board Lounge, Thursday, April 27. Community members of all ages are invited to tour the space, peruse its book collection, play games and enjoy refreshments from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Downtown Library, located at 22 S. Delaware St. Mayor Kevin Hartke will join special dignitaries at 3:30 p.m. for the official ribbon cutting and opening remarks.

Located on the first floor of the Downtown Library, the Book & Board Lounge is outfitted with reading nooks, game tables, a gaming console and a reservable private game room. With more than 150 board games to choose from, plus an additional 30 games on a digital gaming table, you can play an old favorite or embark on a new game adventure for the first time.

“Whether you’re a novice and never played a game before or an expert level connoisseur, we can guarantee we have something for you,” said Library Branch Manager Susan Van Horne. “We have a robust game collection that patrons can use and check out games.”

To keep players’ stamina up, Book & Board Lounge will also sell coffee, soda and snacks, with proceeds benefiting Library programs.

“Board games have the incredible power to bring people together,” said Rachelle Kuzyk, Library Manager. “This exciting space reflects our commitment to provide transformative educational experiences to our residents and new ways for our community to connect, have fun and relax.”

Book & Board Lounge will initially open with limited hours, but cardholders can expect the same operational hours as the Library starting May 1.

For more information about the Book & Board Lounge, call 480-782-2800 or visit Chandler Public Library.