Fun & Free Things for 3 Events in October

ImageSearching for fun & free things to make these celebrations a success? Check out these ideas:

Star Wars Reads Day
October 10, 2015
• Download these free Printable Activity Kits:
Star Wars Activities — 42 pages of trivia quizes, word-search puzzles, finger puppets, and coloring sheets
→ The Force Awakens Activities — 14 pages of coloring sheets
• Use these books found in our shared catalog:
The Star Wars Craft Book
Star Wars Mania: Crafts, Activities, Facts, and Fun
The Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
• Download and print free Star Wars foldable characters from Cubeecrafts
• Create a display of all your library's Star Wars books, graphic novels, books on CD, and DVDs
Note: Star Wars Reads Day is expected to be even more popular this year, as fans gear up for the December theatrical release of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Teen Read Week
October 18-24, 2015
Use these free resources to promote TRW at your library:
activity ideas
publicity toolkit
book & media lists
planning resources
Teen Read Week is a "national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users."

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24, 2015
Download these customizable marketing materials:
Press Release
Letter to the Editor
This would be a great time to promote your Friends group, raise awareness, and promote membership. It's also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.