Sarnia, ON – To celebrate the release of the movie, The Hunger Games, based on the book by Suzanne Collins, Lambton County Library is inviting teens, ages 12 and up, to participate in the 1st Hunger Games Book and Arena Challenge.
After reading a book on the Book Challenge List, those participating in The Hunger Games Book Challenge will have a chance to win one of eight pairs of tickets to see the movie, courtesy of Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas. The list features similar books to the Hunger Games, and is available at any local Lambton County Library or online at www.lclmg.org. Participants can enter their name by emailing their entry to firstname.lastname@example.org their library branch name as well as the book they have read. The challenge closes March 16, 2012.
The Hunger Games Arena Challenge will take place at the Sarnia Library Theatre on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event is free but contestants are required to pre-register by calling Heather at 519 845-3324, ext. 5230. Rather than strength or stealth, knowledge and skill are required to survive the tasks. Competitions include trivia and archery as well as a prize for best boy and best girl costume. Sustainable food will also be offered.
"These events coincide with the March 23rd release of The Hunger Games movie," says Heather Lavallee, Children's Services Coordinator. "The books, with their mix of science fiction, survival, political suspense and romance, are very popular with teens."
The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of young adult novels, set in a post-apocalyptic North America. The heroine in the story, 16-year old Katniss Everdeen, volunteers to take the place of her younger sister, whose name was drawn in a lottery to fight for survival in a televised outdoor arena.
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Children's Services Coordinator, Lambton County Library
Telephone: 519 337-3291 ext. 5230