Star Wars Reads returns to Barr Memorial Library

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Star Wars fans of all ages, the Force wants you.

Star Wars Reads returned to Barr Memorial Library Saturday, and five is the optimum number. Those who read any five Star Wars books between now and Oct. 4 will be eligible for some impressive prizes.

Reading logs will be available at the library to record each Star Wars book read by you or your young Padawan ages 0-17 years. Return the completed log to the library to become eligible for randomly-selected weekly and grand prize drawings. Each finisher will receive two vouchers — either one adult and one child, or two adults — to a special screening of Return of the Jedi. Jedi Knights ages 18-999 are also eligible to participate. Readers in that age category who complete the program will receive two adult tickets for the movie.

Logs must be returned before close of business Oct. 4 to be eligible for the prizes. Eligible participants will be permitted to return only one completed reading log. The grand prize is the complete set of all 10 live-action Star Wars films.

In addition to the reading logs, Barr Library will host two Star Wars-themed
programs. Visitors interested in making buttons will enjoy “Punch It, Chewie: Star Wars Buttons,” occurring Oct. 2, 4-6 p.m. Aspiring mechanics can come to “Build the Droid You’re Looking For” Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. to construct an astromech droid.

All this leads to the grand finale Oct. 6. That day has been declared “Star Wars Reads Day,” where library staff will join readers in celebrating the accomplishments of all the participants. The event will include a march performed by the Galactic Empire, meet-and-greets and photo opportunities, a costume contest for all ages, and a special 35th anniversary screening of Return of the Jedi at Waybur Theater.

For more information about the Star Wars Reads program, contact the Library at (502) 624-1232 or visit www.barrlibrary.org. n