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.

On October 15th, at 11:00 a.m., Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings Spooky (But Not Too) Scary Stories to children and their families! Afterward, children 10+, teens, and adults can join Kruk for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at 1:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 can join us on the Library plaza at 4:30 p.m. on October 20th for a special Halloween themed Stories and Stuff!

Don't miss our Halloween and Day of the Dead Grab & Go kits for grades K-3, available beginning October 24th while supplies last.

Join us on the Library Plaza on October 25th at 4:30 p.m. for a fun hour of Book Bunch discussion on Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner. We will discuss the book together and play a trivia game. The first eight to register will receive a free copy of the book. Please include your name, phone number and email when you register for this program.

Join “kindie rock” musician Jumpin' Jamie and friends as they celebrate “Spooky Season” with puppets, music, and magic including the hit song “Ghost In My House” on October 29th at 2:00 p.m. in our Auditorium.

Revisit our “Halloween at Home” post 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.

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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