|Chess players in Altoona|
Regina Arndt, youth services librarian, says:
The kiddos who come for LEGOs haven't shown much interest in learning chess, but sometimes the chess players will take a break and play LEGOs for a while and then come back to chess...I'll probably change it for the 2013-2014 school year and schedule the clubs to meet on separate nights. Currently, I'm not planning on continuing this program throughout the summer months but I haven't decided for sure. If I do continue in the summer, I would schedule the clubs on separate days.I picked up a book on how to play chess, so I am most definitely a novice. One of our staff members is a pretty good player and volunteers his time to help the kids learn new strategies. Wal-mart and Shopko each donated $30 in gift cards to the library for the purchase of chess boards. That really helped. The library provides snacks.