Star Wars Reads Day Strikes Back October 14th

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System is excited to host its fifth annual Star Wars Reads Day extravaganza on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St., Augusta). This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Highlights include book giveaways for the first 300 children and youth attendees, Star Wars-themed story time, arts and crafts, dramatic readings by Jessye Norman School for the Arts students, Star Wars music played by the Richmond County Orchestra Program, trivia contests, and an artists’ alley and silent auction.
This year’s SWRD will continue the tradition of featuring a celebrity reader. This year’s special guest is actor Nalini Krishan, who played Barriss Offee in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Star Wars fans will also have the chance to participate in an autograph signing and listen to Ms. Krishan discuss her work in a live interview.  
SWRD Community Event Manager Corey Rogers explains that “Star Wars resonates with people all over the world, and the film owes a lot to our literary heritage. We are thankful that Lucasfilm decided to throw its considerable weight behind literacy promotion by creating in 2012. We hope that our event will encourage people to read more and to read often.”
ARCPLS Outreach Services Manager Erin Prentiss concurs. “Reading is a thrill when you’re reading about your passions. Being a good reader starts with being motivated to read, and Star Wars Reads Day is the perfect opportunity for reluctant readers to experience how enjoyable reading can be when you’re reading about something you love—in this case, the pop culture phenomenon of Star Wars.”
To see this year’s SWRD schedule of events and promotional video, visit