Kids storm Granite Bay Library for "Star Wars" party

Event part of library?s summer reading program, which ends Aug. 1
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Children found reprieve from the scorching summer heat inside the Granite Bay Library on Wednesday afternoon.

But that's not all they found. They discovered free games and activities, homemade ice cream, prizes and a live Princess Leia. Many of the children were also dressed as "Star Wars" characters for a special themed-event as part of the library's summer reading program.

"This is such a cute event," said Michelle Moler, mother of 6-year-old Ry, who dressed as Luke Skywalker. "I enjoyed seeing all the little Padawans. It's like a convention in here." 

Kids completed activities such as reciting the Jedi Oath, conquering the Piñata Planet, mastering a galactic craft and creating frozen snow dust.

Mothers and daughters from the local chapter of National Charity League and funding from Friends of the Granite Bay Library made the "Star Wars" party possible.

The library started its annual summer reading program June 1 to encourage a love of reading in kids and teens. Participants track their reading through Aug. 1 to win prizes. The program's finale includes a performance by magician Donny Crandell at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.

~ Sena Christian