Friday, March 5, 2010

Playing Chess was a Blast!

Chess...not only a timeless challenging game of mind but also, as many of our patrons know, a lot of fun! Congratulations to all of our chess players K -8th grade who spent their Saturdays in February learning how to play chess and broadening their already honed chess skills at our Chess Classes presented by CheckMates Chess Academy and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Chess Class players and other chess loving kids challenged their library peers by participating in the culminating Chess Tournament on February 27th. Thanks to you- all the parents who nourished your child's love of chess by encouraging them and driving them here!

Our Beginning Level Winners: Darcy Buchaniec and Jonathan Yuan
Our Intermediate Level Winners: Lauren Staunton and Joshua Ho

"Check" back with us in the fall for any upcoming popular Chess Classes. In the meantime, you can practice your chess skills along with your children at Family Game Night, Thursdays at 6:30- 8pm or stop by the Youth Services desk and ask to use our large bean filled chess pieces for our custom chess board carpet.

If you are looking for a great guide to chess, read Chess by Dorling Kindersley Publishers. What about finding a story for your young chess enthusiast? Try Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club for preschool- third graders and Chess!I Love It, I Love It, I Love It! for second -fourth graders. Feel like playing the game online or learning through online demonstrations, visit our Youth Services chess websites section in our Sailing the Internet web page.

Soon, you and your kids will be saying "CHECKMATE" with confidence!


  1. Hi, I was wondering if there were any adult chess players that would like to meet at the library on Monday nights. If so I would like to get something organized.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion and your enthusiasm for chess. We will pass the suggestion on to the Adult Services department as this seems like a suggestion more for them. If you haven't already, try posting on Positively Ellinwood, our Adult Services blog!


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