Kids play the game of graces on the library lawn.

Kids play the game of graces on the library lawn.

As part of our 200th anniversary, we’re hosting a pair of programs where kids can learn about history through games.

First, children can play the Township Game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at our Main Branch. Kids in third through sixth grade can develop a frontier community using a map and legend, along with their knowledge of natural resources.

While playing and building their own township, the kids will learn about the history of the Western Reserve and the Northwest Ordinance.

The game is free to play. We only require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Next, kids can play old-fashioned games at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at our Headlands Branch. They’ll play classics like croquet, drop the handkerchief, bocce, and the game of graces.

This program is also free to attend. Once again, we require registration, which opens Sept. 14.

Both of these programs are hosted with support from our partners at the Lake County History Center.