Journey into Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars Reads Day 2014

The Force will once again come to Hawaii libraries and bookstores. The third annual Star Wars Reads Day, a celebration of reading and Star Wars, will be celebrated on October 11, 2014.

The event is sponsored by Lucasfilm, along with publishers Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Disney Book Group, DK Publishing, Klutz, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, and Workman Publishing.

Here’s what you can do to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day in Hawaii:

* Visit a public library: From 10 am to 5 pm, Aina Haina and Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Libraries on Oahu will host kids activities and give-aways. If you’re at the Aiea Public Library between 2 pm and 4 pm, you may even see Pacific Outpost 501st Legion troopers! Contact individual libraries for details.

* Sit back at storytime: Barnes and Noble at Ala Moana Center will host a special Children’s Storytime with giveaways and activities at 11 am.

* Download free Star Wars activities for kids: This free printable activity kit from StarWars.com is full of crafts, drawing and coloring pages, and games and puzzles.

* Read a Star Wars book: From easy reading books for children and graphic novels to comic books and full-length novels, there’s a Star Wars story for you!

* Host a Star Wars movie night: Return to the Star Wars galaxy by watching the movies. Party Ideas by a Pro has fantastic Star Wars birthday ideas that you can adapt for movie night. Snack on Han burgers, Vader taters, Wookie cookes, and Death Star cake pops, Yoda soda and Jedi juice.

* Play Star Wars-inspired games: Check out TipJunkie.com for Star Wars-inspired games inspired by Star Wars, like a Jedi Training Course, Pin the Saber on Yoda, and Gungan Water Balloon Fight.

Did you know that since 1977, there have been over 200 Star Wars novels and over 900 Star Wars comic books? With Star Wars Episode VII in production and tentatively scheduled for release in December 2015, we’re assured many more books in the Star Wars galaxy, filled with epic battles, friendships, betrayals, revelations, and romances.

Enjoy Star Wars Reads Day and may the Force be with you!

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