On Tuesday, October 18 the media center staff transformed the usual room full of computers and books into a Star Wars information center in honor of Star Wars Reading Day. If teachers permitted, students were allowed to head down to the library for 30 minutes of Star Wars based activities.
The staff created the event not only to celebrate to Star Wars Reading Day but to also introduce their newly expanded selection of Star Wars books. The media center staff came together to create several stations intended to allow students to learn about some of the background on the movie.
The several rows of computers were set up with videos and “design your own spaceship” programs for students to explore. The videos talked about how the sound of the lightsaber was made, how the idea of Star Wars came about, costumes in the movie, and how special effects were first created.
The surrounding stations featured Star Wars based fill-in-the-blanks, word searches, and a student art gallery, so when the students were finished with the videos, they could transition to a different Star Wars activity.
Timmy Wipperman, a senior at LRHS, was one of the students who was able to attend the event. “I thought the Star Wars thing was pretty cool. It was the first time I’d ever done something like that before. Even though I’m not that big of a Star Wars fan, I actually enjoyed it.”
Despite the excitement surrounding the newly released Star Wars books, students were not allowed to check-out any of them until after school at 2:45. However, now the books are available for anyone who is interested in reading the series.