The Hunger Games @ your library

The Hunger GamesWith the success of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, teens and adults are equally excited about the movie’s upcoming release. Here are just a few ideas of how librarians across the country are tapping into readers’ enthusiasm.

A “survival training class” and Capitol fashion show are among the scheduled programs for the “One Book, One Community” project offered by the Livingston County (Mich.) libraries. Other programming will include a book and movie discussion for adults and teens, an archery demonstration and a food drive with the theme, “Hunger is No Game.”

Three Rivers Public Library of Channahon, Ill., kicks off spring break week with an all day The Hunger Games @ your library event. The event is open to students in grades 7-12 and will test teens’ archery skills, their Hunger Games trivia knowledge and their skills as Capitol-style stylists.

The James Kennedy Public Library of Dyersville, Iowa, plans to bring Suzanne Collins book to life with The Hunger Games @ your library. Area teens in grades 7-12 are invited to the library for an after-hours event, where “district” teams will compete for prizes.

The Pima County (Ariz.) Public Library encourages tributes ages 10-17 to gear up for the upcoming movie release with The Hunger Games release party @ your library. Events will include survival and trivia games, target-shooting with mini popsicle stick bow and arrows and a decoration station where teens can put on Capitol-style makeup or practice their camouflage skills.

Liberty Hill (Texas) Public Library is offering Hunger Games tickets @ your library. The library, in partnership with a local movie theater, will sell discounted tickets for the opening night of The Hunger Games.

Excited about The Hunger Games? Share your Hunger Games programming ideas with us. Submit your promotional ideas to Megan McFarlane, Campaign Coordinator for the Campaign for America’s Libraries, at mmcfarlane@ala.org. Promotional ideas may be featured on atyourlibrary.org, ALA’s website for the public.

And when it comes to your library’s promotion – may the odds ever be in your favor.

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