May 30 - All libraries will be closed for Memorial Day.
The Force is Strong With This One(s)
On Saturday, October 5 the Belmar Library hosted its second annual Star Wars Reads Day. Young Jedi from around the area (some in costume!) enjoyed crafts, snacks and games, as well as a special space-themed story time. Activities included making light sabers and Wookiee stick puppets, origami Yoda, pin the tail on Jabba, and a Star Wars Trivia Quiz.
We also had a double-Darth sighting!
Star Wars Reads Day is billed as "a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars" and is celebrated all over the country to encourage reading - especially Star Wars-related stories. It was launched in 2012 by Lucasfilm and several publishing houses. Last year there were more than 1200 events and this year they hoped to have even more!
Thanks to everyone who participated - a fantastic time was had by all! Look for our next Star Wars Reads Day coming next fall, and in the meantime, check out these Star Wars materials from the library!