Hobbit Day started in 1978 and was chosen to be September 22nd, the date referenced in The Hobbit and The Lord of the RIngs as being the birthdate of both the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Tolkien Week – a celebration of both J. R. R. Tolkien and his son and editor, Christopher J. R. Tolkien – takes place through the whole calendar week of Hobbit Day, which this year would fall from Sunday, September 20th through Saturday, September 26th.
In honor of this Middle Earthian Celebration, we invite you to check out Tolkein’s books (in physical or digital formats) as well as the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies (which currently have no check out fee)! You’ll also find some other hobbit and LOTR-related items which can teach you more about Middle Earth and the brave creatures therein.
Tolkien’s Tales of Middle Earth
The Hobbit (print copies and annotated version, book on CD, Overdrive ebooks and e-audiobooks, and hoopla ebook and e-audiobook)
The Fellowship of the Ring (print copies, Overdrive ebooks and e-audiobook, and hoopla e-audiobook)
The Two Towers (print copies, book on CD, Overdrive ebook and e-audiobook, and hoopla e-audiobook)
The Return of the King (print copies, book on CD, Overdrive ebook and e-audiobook, and hoopla e-audiobook)
Bilbo’s Last Song (print and ebook)
The Silmarillion (print and ebook)
Narn i chîn Húrin : the Tale of the Children of Húrin
The Book of Lost Tales: Part One (print and ebook)
The Book of Lost Tales: Part Two (print and ebook)
Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth (print and ebook)
The Lost Road and Other Writings: Language and Legend Before ‘The Lord of the Rings’
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Movies and Music
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Check out the music from or inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings on hoopla!
Other Books By Tolkein
The Fall of Arthur (print, Overdrive ebook, and hoopla ebook)
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (print and ebook)
A Rare Recording Of J.R.R. Tolkien
Check out all the books by J. R. R. Tolkien in the library catalog, Overdrive, and hoopla. Hoopla also has a multitude of Tolkien biographies and materials about hobbits, which include trivia books, reader’s companions, literary criticisms, and more!