Be Part of the Story: Dress Up as Your Favourite Book Character

At the Library, we love kids' books. Why? Because we know that they can be fun, adventurous, scary, or even silly. Books for kids can make us laugh, and think, and learn new things. We want to celebrate kids' books, but we need your help. Read on to find out how you can be part of the fun.

Choose a character

Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a book? Well, it’s time to find out!

Pretending to be a character can have you hunting for clues, completing a mission, or transporting you to far-off places. We’re challenging book lovers like you to dive into adventure by dressing up as their favourite book character and sharing a photo with us to include in our celebrate kids' books gallery. Now, for the hard part...choosing just one character as your favourite!

Gallery of Imagination

How to submit your photo

  1. Stage your perfect book character re-creation (or several!) at home. Check out the photos above for inspiration. 
  2. Ask a parent or family member take a photo of you all dressed up. 
  3. Have your parent or guardian send us your photo(s) by email to with the subject line Be Part of the Story by June 15. Photos should be added as separate attachments, and the email should include the title of your inspiration book if the book is not displayed. Feel free to give your first name to be included in the gallery, or submit anonymously. 

Next steps

We will gather all entries and post them to our celebrate kids' books gallery. Keep an eye on this blog post and our social media channels after June 15 for an update. If you want to participate but need some ideas, check out this list on Pinterest, opens a new window.


By submitting your photo, you give Halifax Public Libraries and its partners non-exclusive permission to use content of and/or made by the participant for digital or print publications. You understand that this may include, but is not limited to, social media posts, websites, newsletters, advertisements, posters and pamphlets. You also understand that on occasion, Library photos, video, audio, or publications may be shared with media outlets and community partners for use in promotions of Library events, initiatives, and stories. You certify that no other person's permission is needed to authorize the use of said images or content. You agree that Halifax Public Libraries cannot be held liable for images or content used with my consent.