Posted by: kitkat | October 24, 2007

Halloween is almost here!

Sharing Scary Stories — 6:30 – 7:30 ish on October 31, 2007

Halloween will be here in a week. If you can’t get out to go trick or treating, but want to do something, consider coming to “Scary Stories” at the library.

We’ll turn out the lights (which is why you should bring a flashlight) and everyone who wants to will share their scary stories. Just like if we were out camping.

Can’t think of a scary story you like? I’ll have some for you to read out loud to everyone if you’d like. Don’t worry though, if you only want to get a little scared, I’ll have some not so scary books too.

Then, after we’re all good and scared, I’ll have doughnuts and apple cider for everyone! Sign up isn’t required, but come in early to make sure you get a warm spot around the campfire!

Can’t make it to the library or trick or treating? Maybe you hate being scared? If so, check out this article/booklist on the MCLS website by one of the local children’s librarians!

Want to be scared? Here are a couple of books the library owns divided by age:

PICTURE BOOKS

Out of the night by Lola M. Schaefer
Summary: A child laughs at the increasing numbers of scary monsters that appear at bedtime, until a ghoul that seems scarier than all the rest arrives.
PICTURE BOOK-SCHAEFER

Velcome by Kevin O’Malley.
Summary: An illustrated collection of scary stories with humorous endings, featuring such elements as a boy being followed home by a coffin, a rapping noise in a haunted house, and strange intruders at the front door.
PICTURE BOOK OMALLEY

Halloween Motel by Sean Diviny
Summary: When a family mistakenly checks into the wrong motel for Halloween, they do not realize that just how scary the other guests are.
PICTURE BOOK DIV HOLIDAY item HA

Eek! Creak! Snicker, sneak by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Summary: Bugbear and Bugaboo are creatures who like to play scary tricks on children, until the night they get scared themselves.
PICTURE BOOK GRE

A very hairy scary story by Rick Walton
Summary: Upon realizing that she has stayed at her friend’s house longer than she should have, Sarah decides to sneak home rather than call her father and finds herself in a night filled with hairy, scary animals.
PICTURE BOOK WAL

EASY READER

In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories retold by Alvin Schwartz
Summary: Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.
EASY READER S

In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories retold by Alvin Schwartz
Summary: Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.
EASY READER SCH-HOLIDAY item HAL

Fraidy Cats by Stephen Krensky
Summary: One dark and noisy night the Fraidy Cats let their imaginations run wild, visualizing scary things from wild elephants to hungry wolves.
EASY READER KRE

The spooky sleepover by Joan Holub.
Summary: While sleeping over at Emily’s house, Jen and Emily tease Sara by telling scary stories, but Sara ultimately has the last laugh.
EASY READER HOL

This book is haunted by Joanne Rocklin
Summary: This book’s “not too scary” ghost host tells five spooky stories.
EASY READER ROC

Cone Kong : the scary ice cream giant by Daniel Pinkwater
Summary: When a gigantic wild ice cream cone runs off with the girlfriend of Captain Charles Handsome, the adventurer captures Cone Kong and takes him back to the Big City.
EASY READER PIN

J FICTION

Nighty-nightmare by James Howe
Summary: When scary strangers appear at the Monroes’ overnight campsite, Chester the cat tries to convince the family’s two dogs that foul play is intended.
J FICTION

In a messy, messy room by Judith Gorog
Summary: A collection of scary stories with humorous or unexpected endings.
J FICTION

Frankenstein’s hamster : ten spine-tingling tales by Barbara Griffiths.
Summary: A collection of ten scary stories featuring a schoolboy with a talent for taxidermy, the highwayman of death, and other disturbing characters.
J FICTION

Real mummies don’t bleed : friendly tales for October nights by Susan
Summary: A collection of five scary stories, featuring the Egyptian underworld’s intrusion into a Halloween costume contest and other strange goings-on.
J FICTION WHI HOLIDAY item HAL

Faces in the dark : a book of scary stories compiled by Chris Powling
Summary: A collection of stories about ghosts and other spooky subjects.
J FICTION

Scary stories for when you’re home alone by Allen B. Ury
Summary: A collection of short stories with frightening twists.
J FICTION URY HOLIDAY item HAL

A terrifying taste of short & shivery retold by Robert D. San Souci
Summary: A collection of scary traditional tales from all over the world, including “Apparitions” from Germany, “The Hundredth Skull” from Ohio, and “The Ogre’s Arm” from Japan.
J FICTION SAN HOLIDAY item HAL

Nighty-nightmare [sound recording] by James Howe.
Summary: When scary strangers appear at the Monroes’ overnight campsite, Chester the cat tries to convince the family’s two dogs that foul play is intended.
J AUDIO HOW

MORE SCARY THINGS

The thing at the foot of the bed : and other scary tales by Maria
j133.1 LEA HOLIDAY

Even more scary stories for sleep-overs by Q.L. Pearce
j398.2 PEA

The Scary book compiled by Joanna Cole and Stephanie
Summary: A collection of spooky stories, poems, riddles, tricks, and tongue twisters.
j398.2 SCARY

Scary stories to tell in the dark collected from American folklore by Alvin Schwartz Summary: Stories of ghosts and witches, “jump” stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.
j398.2 SCH

Scary stories 3: more tales to chill your bones collected from folklore
Summary: More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things.
j398.2 SCH

More scary stories to tell in the dark collected from folklore and retold by Alvin Schwartz Summary: More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, “jump” stories, and scary songs.
j398.2 SCHWARTZ

Ask the bones : scary stories from around the world retold by Arielle North Olson and Howard Schwartz
Summary: A collection of scary folktales from countries around the world including China, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
j398.27 OLSON

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