On the afternoon of Halloween, after school, and before trick-or-treat time began, the Broadwater Public Library held a children’s reading session and costume judging contest at the library for Halloween. The library is normally closed on Thursday, but was open this week for this program
In keeping with the appearance of the librarian in the book, having purple-dyed hair, Library Director Beth read Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland. Miss Smith is a teacher, and her students know to expect the unexpected when the librarian Virginia Creeper reads from The Incredible Storybook. Scary characters from the book come to life as she reads. and they hold a party with the kids! They don’t seem so scary when they’re having a good time! At the end, one of the children has to get the characters back into the book before the senior’s book club comes in.
Cider was served to all who wanted any, trick-or-treat bags, partly pre-filled with toys donated by the Livingston family, the Leisy family, and the Starr Street Diner were given to all youngsters.
Seventeen children and twelve adults came for the session. Costumes were judged, and winners were Haley L., Alyssa M. and Dawson W. Prizes were awarded, and all of the kids went away with something.