Halloween Screams Among the Books
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:26pm
This year's Halloween Party at Palisades Library was full of exciting treats for all ages of readers. This year the party moved into the main room to accommodate the large number of ghouls, monkeys and princesses. We started off with an announcement of the first place winners from the Scary Story Contest. The winners who were present came up to read their stories to the 150 participants.
After the ghoulish tales, a couple of the teens entertained the group with a monster fashion show. The announcer read cards that described textures and fabrics of the particpants' daring monster fashions. There was a stylish vampire and a well-dressed Lady Gaga participating in the show.
Afterward, participants roamed the room to visit our many stations. There was a forest for Hansel and Gretrl that required the kids to eat the hanging apples and cookies without use of their hands.
We also had a fortune teller who passed on ominous fortunes.
We had monster Twister for the kids to bend their bodies into odd shapes.
And we had a design your own tombstone station, where kids wrote up their own epitaphs as the dearly departed. Poems from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters decorated the gates of the graveyard decoration center.
After imbibing some ghoulish treats, many of the participants were plum tuckered out.