4:30 in the afternoon on October 31, there will be a story-time featuring Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland. Spooky characters come out of that book, and the teacher and one of her young boy students struggle to get them back into the book before the grown-ups coming to their weekly book club see them.
Come in costume, for costumes to be judged by adults in the Village. Prizes will be awarded to the kids with the best costumes. Trick-or-treat bags with something in them will be given to all kids and youth.
The library is not what it used to be even a week ago. Quite frankly, it gives me the creeps. Many ghosts are hanging around inside the library. There are even tombstones in there, and ghastly hands and skulls. Witches are in the windows. Some have come into the library, and we have cauldrons everywhere. We’ve got spiders there, spinning their green, orange, and purple webs. A few monsters have taken up residence in the library. As would be expected this season, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and scarecrows can be found in the library as well. I fear that soon I will become one of the spooks by Halloween!
Thanks to donations of decorations from the Livingston family and the Starr Diner, we have the library set up to celebrate Halloween, and to help make this program a success.
Mark your calendars and plan to stop by before you or your children go trick-or-treating.