Chess has a huge number of books written about it
CHESS BOOKS HUGE NUMBER WRITTEN
We believe that chess and libraries are an excellent fit. Chess has a huge number of books written about it - a recent search of Amazon produced over 19,000 results. By running a regular chess club at your library you would be providing a great service to your community.
We have helped a number of libraries set up and run chess clubs. Here is a list of our current library clubs - and we are keen to help more.
We can provide equipment and help you find someone to run it. We run regular training courses on teaching chess which would equip someone with the skills to run a club. Places on the courses would be free to library staff and volunteers and we would provide support. We will fund a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the CRB or Criminal Record Bureau - check for the person running the club.
Your library would also have free access to the Yes2Chess programme - a secure online chess club.
We would also be very happy to provide our curriculum for you to stock in your catalogue and workbooks for the children to use.
If your Library is interested, we would love to help so please get in touch
Here are some books and software we recommend:
The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kids - Richard James
Checkmate - Kasparov Chess for Kids - Richard James
Ten Ways to Succeed Series (Openings/Middlegames/Endgames/Puzzles) - Onions and Regis
Winning Chess Series - Jeff Coakley
Chess for Rookies - Craig Pritchett
Play Winning Chess - Yasser Seirawan
The Winning Chess Series - Yasser Seirawan
10 Great Ways to Get Better at Chess - Nigel Davies
Fritz and Chesster