Have you made it through all of my holiday postings?
If your answer is “yes,” then you know what you should do?
I know that I will!
While working on all of my holiday posts, I kept debating whether or not to create foundation programs for pop-culture-based celebrations. The thought of writing at least a dozen more holiday posts made me want to cry. But then I had a flash of inspiration:
LET US CELEBRATE THEM, ONE AND ALL!!!
I shall call this program The Family Fandom Festival where all ages and all fandoms can come to the library and celebrate their holiday nerdery together.
Click on the above flyer template to get a larger version that you can download and use for your library’s celebration.
This event could be done in so many ways – especially depending on who in your community would enjoy cosplaying during the holiday season (and not just as Antasay Lauscay). Here’s a list of holidays that I selected, but you can definitely find and incorporate more – after all, the more the merrier!
- Hearth’s Warming
- Life Day
- Yule Ball
- Winter Veil
- Durin’s Day
- Festival of the Bells
Get some meat lovers pizzas, dust off your Vader helmet, and ring your bells!
*whispers* so much pop cultuuuuure…
DISPLAY & ACTIVITIES
Here are two scavenger hunt sheets that you can also use for a display. Click on the two image collages for a letter-sized version that you can download and print:
You have so many options here! Whether you have a sing-along portion of the event, or put together a playlist for background music – you’ll be sure to have fun with lots of these:
And in honor of my all-time favorite princess Carrie Fisher:
And there you have it: the final post of Library Holidaypalooza!
Hopefully you learned something (I know that I did) and have been inspired. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll rethink holiday programming at your library as a result. If not? At least I know that I tried.
…OR IS IT?!
(It totally is. I am utterly sick and tired of coming up with holiday programs.)