Return of May the Fourth—April 25, 2014
We’re back. No, it’s not a trap…Star Wars day returns on Sunday May the 4th from 2PM to 4PM. As many of you already know, I’m considered the Star Wars geek at the library. A few months ago I started having some fun and putting up a Star Wars display behind the front desk where I put some of the characters in costumes and holiday situations. I had a lot of fun dressing up R2D2 as a pilgrim, allowing Darth Vader to help build a snowman, and of course C-3PO as cupid was a sight to see. Jabba the hutt even made an appearance at the Chili Cook-off display! It has given me the freedom to bring a little Star Wars cheer throughout the year, but now it’s time for the real celebration to begin.
Last year we held our first May the 4th celebration here at the library. I was hoping it would bring in some people, and boy did it! We had so many people, they were winding through the stacks of books in line to get a light saber, at a final count we had over 200 people between parents and children. While it was a bit chaotic, it was a lot of fun. This is why we decided it needed to return again this year…but we are changing locations for the event. With all of the amazing people we had last year, we are moving across the way to the city Auditorium. This will allow us a lot more space to add some new things, and give people a chance to move around more.
The venue isn’t the only change we have in store. While we are keeping the light saber building (sponsored by the Library Teen Board), we have some new crafts lined up. We are also adding a new game station into the mix involving Nerf guns. There will also be a photo booth setup to get your picture taken in all your Star Wars glory.
One of the biggest things we are adding this year are raffle baskets. We will be having four baskets filled with lots of Star Wars goodies. Including but not limited to; the original Trilogy on DVD/Blu-Ray, Star Wars board games, books and even a Han Solo in Carbonate ice cube tray. Tickets to enter will be $1 for one, or 6 tickets for $5. All of the money from the raffle will go toward the Renew campaign to help build a better library.
Last year, I dressed up as R2D2…this year; I’ve been working on something even better! Costumes are not required, but if you feel like geeking out a bit…go for it. This is a time to let your inner Star Wars nerd shine.