Halloween Screams Among the Books

The Halloween Party

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.

A participant in the monster fashion 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.

Eating a cookie in the haunted forest
We also had a fortune teller who passed on ominous fortunes.

fortune teller

We had monster Twister for the kids to bend their bodies into odd shapes.
playing twister at the halloween party

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.
tracing a body for the graveyard
After imbibing some ghoulish treats, many of the participants were plum tuckered out.
eyeball ice cubesA Rapunzel enjoys a treat with baby yoda.