Readers of all ages, celebrate one of the most enduring stories of our time and participate in the first annual Star Wars Reads Day, Saturday, October 6, 2012.
From the official Star Wars Reads Day FAQ:
What is Star Wars Reads Day?Click here and zoom in on the map to find events at Libraries and Bookstores near you. (The closest event to the BPL is at Magic Tree Bookstore in Oak Park.)
Star Wars Reads Day is a national event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was created by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners--Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines and Workman.
You can also go to the official Star Wars blog to read guest posts by many of the authors who have written books under the Star Wars umbrella. It is amazing to see, but there are books at every reading level from baby to adult and titles from fiction to nonfiction included. There really is something for everyone.
Also, check out this great piece on from NPR entitled, "How Star Wars Seduced Another Generation of Kids."
At our household, just about every day is a Star Wars Reads Day (see NPR link in the previous paragraph for reasons why), but we will be marking the day by looking through this book together.
May the force (of reading) be with you.