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 ::dramatic pause:: The Family Fandom Festival where all ages and all fandoms can come to the library and celebrate their holiday nerdery together.
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
- The 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)