Have a Spooktacular October

I love October: the weather, the foliage, the crunch of leaves underfoot, and, of course, Halloween and all it entails. From the spooky to the macabre; the decorations and the costumes; the tricks and treats – it’s my favorite time of the year. Here’s some great programs, reading lists and resources to help you have a spooktacular October filled with skele-tons of fun.

Children and families are invited to a super-fun virtual Spooky Dance Party with Turtle Dance Music on Thursday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m.

Kids, teens, and families can virtually Learn How to Draw Monsters with nationally syndicated and award winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Take part in a haunting Halloween STEAM activity. Two sessions – one for Grades 1-6 on Tuesday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. and one for Grades 6-8 on Wednesday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. Register to participate and receive a supply Kit!

Honor and remember deceased loved ones by creating a Day of the Dead Altar – kits available!

Revisit our “Halloween at Home” post from last year for some spook-tacular activities.

Have a “Spooky Dance Party” with my curated Spotify playlist or by borrowing some Halloween albums to stream from hoopla.

Celebrate Autumn with picture book recommendations Youth Services librarian, Tata.

Check out some Halloween Books! Stop by the Trove, for books from our “Halloween” and “Monster-rific Reads” displays.

Read some diverse titles with Witchy YA Fiction recommendations from Youth Services librarian, Kathlyn, and Spooky Reads for Grades 4-6 from Youth Services librarian, Ashley.

Listen to some Great Spooky Podcasts, compiled by me for various age groups – from silly songs and spooky fun for younger kids to terrifying tales and horrific ghost stories for teens and adults.

Read and watch Spooktober book and movie pairings that are sure to scare your socks off (definitely not for the kiddos!), selected by Adult Services Librarian Kristen.

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