Albert L. Scott celebrates ‘May the Fourth Be With You Day’

Published 4:19 pm Monday, May 8, 2017

ALABASTER -The Albert L. Scott hosted a Star Wars-themed celebration on Thursday, May 4. According to Children’s Librarian Frances Smith, “May the Fourth Be With You Day” was set on that particular day as a play-on-words from the famous movie phrase.

“Star Wars is 40 years old, so it spans across generations,” Smith said.

During the event, visitors played with Legos and colored and ate Star Wars-themed snacks. 13-year-old Thompson Middle School student Carter James said he was happy to be able to display his collection of Star Wars items for other fans to see.

“I love going to the library, and I love giving back to them,” Carter said. “It warms my heart to know that I can bring this out for people to see. I see all of these kids coming to the Star Wars celebration, and it warms my heart to know that there are still so many Star Wars fans still out there.”

Smith said the library has hosted the event for several years. According to her, the event typically draws a large amount of people due to the popularity of the Star Wars franchise.

“It varies from year to year but we have a good crowd each year,” Smith said. “When the original movie came out, I didn’t want to see it. I thought it was going to be like Star Trek. I ended up seeing it six times, and I wrote a really good term paper on it in college.”

Smith added several Star Wars books and DVDs are available at the Albert L. Scott Library.