by Yoli Perez, Marmalade Branch
The Marmalade Game Exchange started in November. You can pick up a “new to you” board game at Marmalade Branch during regular hours, or drop off any games you have grown tired of. Just make sure all game pieces are accounted for. Welcome to the “Game-brary”-- LET volunteer.
This kind of free exchange of goods is part of the gift economy. Check out Alex Gendler’s TED Talk, “What is a Gift Economy?” There is a worldwide movement called “Buy Nothing” where neighbors help neighbors by offering gifts or picking up gifts of items that are no longer needed or wanted. This gift-giving fosters community connections. You can read more about the Buy Nothing Project here.
To participate in the Marmalade Game Exchange, there is no obligation to bring a donated game. You are welcome to just stop in and take a free game. Thank you for reading, and sharing the word about the Marmalade Game Exchange! Note: We also accept puzzles, and so does the Sprague Branch Library. The Sprague Puzzle Exchange is the inspiration for the Marmalade Game Exchange, and another wonderful thing.
The Marmalade Branch is located near West High School at
280 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
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