This is my first year as the ‘children’s librarian’ but I’m hoping to make this a tradition each year for storytime. I consolidated both of my storytimes to a single one for the week. Everyone was encouraged to dress up…including me!
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean
At The Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman
It’s Halloween Night! by Jennifer O’Connell
This is a fun guessing game!
Halloween Night by Elizabeth Hatch
My kids really like felt board stories so I found a story (Orange Pumpkin, What Do You See?) online and printed up some felt pieces. As I read the story, the kids brought up their pieces at the appropriate time.I intended to do this but more kids showed up than I was expecting! I didn’t have enough felt pieces for everyone so I skipped over it.
The big treat today was trick or treating at the library! We had a little parade around the library in our costumes. We stopped at a couple of the desks and in the stacks for various staff members to give the kids a little treat. We gave out bat glasses, dinosaur skeletons, bubbles, skull erasers, and glow stick bracelets.
For the wee ones, I printed up come Halloween coloring sheets.
HUGE success. I think about 50 people showed up which is like almost triple my ‘big’ storytime days. I was not expecting that.
It was a bit chaotic. People showed up late, the younger ones didn’t want to sit still for the stories, and a lot of people were in a pretty small space. I think everyone had fun though.
I need to buy more goodies for trick or treating! One station ran out so we stole from another treat station.