Feel the Force with these Star Wars Reads Day Events in New Jersey

Posted on: October 6th, 2015by
Photo courtesy of Lucas Films

Photo courtesy of Lucas Films

STAR WARS READS DAY

 

In 2012, Lucasfilm celebrated their first Star Wars Reads Day with over 1200 events across North America. This year they are expecting even more events. Below you will find a list of various events throughout the state to make it easier for your to explore the galaxy with your Jedi’s. Currently there are 49 events in New Jersey. We will update if we hear of any other events in the area.

 

 

What is Star Wars Reads Day?

Star Wars Reads Day is the kind of initiative that we at Lucasfilm love to support” says Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing at Lucasfilm. “Reading and Star Wars have gone hand-in-hand since 1976, when the novelization of the original Star Wars movie was released. Over the years, many fans have discovered the joy in reading through Star Wars books, and we hope to continue encouraging more people to read.”

 

Star Wars Reads Day Activities will vary from location to location, but most will have some of these.

  • Raffle prizes
  • Promotional giveaways
  • Trivia games and more.
  • Select events will feature appearances by Star Wars authors and artists
  • Costumed characters

 

Star Wars Reads Day at Barnes & Noble Locations

Times vary so please click this link for location addresses

  • Cherry Hill
    • 2:00 pm – Build your own Star Wars Millennium Falcon, Star Wars themed story time, giveaways and activities, Registration recommended.
  • Clark
    • 2:00pm- Build your own Star Wars Millennium Falcon. Registration is required. All day- Get your picture taken with Star Wars Standees.
  • Clifton
    • 2:00 pm -Star Wars themed story time,  Giveaways and activities. Join us for a Star Wars themed lego building activity.
  • Deptford
    • 2:00 pm – Calling all young Jedi’s, join us for Star Wars activities, crafts, story time and giveaways. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character.
  • Edison
    • 2:00 pm- Star Wars Lego make and take, activities, games and more. Craft is for children ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
  • Freehold
    • 2:00 pm  – Star Wars themed Lego make and take. Building activity is for children age 8 and older. Please register before hand.
  • Hackensack
    • 2:00 pm-Star Wars themed Lego make and take. Please call ahead to sign up.
  • Holmdel
    • 2:00-3:00 pm – Star Wars Lego make and take project.
  • Livingston
    • Children are invited to dress as their favorite Star Wars characters. Join us for giveaways and activities.
  • Marlton
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars themed Lego make and take activity.
  • Moorestown
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars themed story time and activities. Lego make and take Star Wars themed project.
  • Morris Plains
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars themed story time and activities. Lego make and take Star Wars themed project.
  • North Brunswick
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars themed story time and activities.
  • Paramus
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars themed story time and activities. Lego Star Wars themed make and take project.
  • Princeton
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars themed story time and activities. Lego Star Wars themed make and take project.
  • Raritan
    • 12:30 pm- Join us in the children’s section for a Star Wars story time and craft.
  • West Orange
    • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm- Star Wars related games, crafts, activities and giveaways
  • Woodland Park
    • 2:00 pm – Star Wars Themed story time, giveaways and activities. Lego Star Wars themed make and take project.

 

Participating Libraries with Star Wars Reads Day Events

  • Atlantic County- Nothing posted at this time
  • Bergen County
    • North Bergen Library
      • 2:00  pm-  activities and giveaways
  • Burlington County
    • Pinelands Library
      • Oct, 9, 2015 -2:00 pm, Mr. Rick hosts a special Star Wars themed story time. You are invited to wear your favorite Star Wars themed outfit.
  • Camden County- Nothing posted at this time
  • Cape May County
    • Sea Isle Library
      • 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Children ages 4-12 and their families are invited to join the force in our celebration of reading and Star Wars with games, stories, crafts and activities inspired by your favorite Star Wars characters! Make it even more fun by coming in costume
  • Essex County
    • Glen Ridge Library
      • 10:00 -4:00 pm, Celebrate Star Wars Reads day
  • Gloucester County
    • Mullica Hill Library
      • 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Star Wars Make and Take
  • Mercer County
    • Lawrence Township Library
      • 2:00 -4:00 pm Drop in anytime to participate in a Star Wars make and take activity.
    • Hopewell Library
      • 11:00 am (session 1), 2:00 pm (session 2)- Test your Jedi skills in our obstacle course. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. Ages 2-8.
  • Morris County
    • Montville Library
      • 1:00 pm-1:45 pm- Join us in the story time room for the Lego movie The Yoda Chronicles (rated G).
      • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm- Star Wars story time.
  • Ocean County
    • Barnegat Library
      • 11:00 am-1:00 pm- Star Wars crafts, trivia, and prizes
    • Jackson Library
      • 2:00 pm-4:30 pm- Star Wars themed activities for ages 2-12.
    • Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library
      • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm- Star Wars themed activities for the whole family.
    • Tuckerton Branch of the Ocean County Library
      • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm- Drop in for Star Wars Galactic fun.
  • Somerset County
    • Bound Brook Memorial Library
      • 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Various Star Wars activities *Registration Required*
  • Sussex County
    • Franklin Library
      • Oct 9, 2015- 3:30 pm- Star Wars Party
  • Union County
    • Maplewood Library
      • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm- Author Jason Fry will be signing his book Star Wars in 100 Scenes
    • Summit Library
      • 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm- Star Wars story time
      • Author Cole Horton will be signing his book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (please check website for exact times-TBA)
  • Warren County- Nothing posted at this time

 

Be sure to download the official Star Wars Reads Day Activity Kit full of crafts and activities to celebrate at home.

 

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