It may not be in a galaxy far, far away, but it will be a battle between good and evil and Star Wars themed regardless on May 4 at the Putnam County Public Library.
The library will be conducting a Star Wars themed May the 4th Celebration, which will feature related snacks, crafts and activities for padawans of all ages. The event is an all-ages event and people can attend in a costume. Festivities will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
For Putnam County Public Library executive Matt McClelland, the event is a special one for him.
“We lost the last two years due to Covid, but prior to that, it is something we did. Many people come in costume, and it is cool to see. It will be my first one in person. I have seen many pictures, but I am excited to see it in person,” McClelland said.
McClelland said he is optimistic the turnout will be “big.”
“This is tremendous and allows us an opportunity to get back in touch with the community. Any library will tell you the keystone is personal connection. We lost that largely over the last couple of years. I am excited for events like this, our in-person summer reading program and getting back to those events. We strive to form personal connections with people. This will be a big moment for us,” McClelland said.