Upcoming Family Game Night offers fun for parents, children

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SFU’s Toy Lending Library is hosting a Family Game Night on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., on the ground floor of the Disepio Institute. The event is open to everyone.

The purpose of Family Game Night is for parents to learn what kinds of toys their children enjoy. It also allows kids to play with toys that their parents might not be able to afford. Children are provided the opportunity to borrow toys that they really like from the Toy Lending Library for a week.

Lorie Rowles, an associate professor of occupational therapy at SFU and coordinator of the event, said it is a great resource for parents to spend time with their kid and “just play.”

“We are very excited to be hosting this event for the community,” said Rowles.

SFU student Olivia Folmer will be assisting on Game Night. “This is an excellent opportunity for kids and their parents to grow together,” said Folmer, “and to have fun while they are at it.”

The Toy Lending Library was started in 2009 at Saint Francis. Since then, SFU has hosted many Family Game Nights.

Some of the games scheduled for next week’s event include Big Jenga, Big Kerplunk, Big Connect 4 and Big Uno.

For more information, contact Lorie Rowles at 814-472-2749 or at lrowles@francis.edu.