‘Spook­tac­u­lar’ time at the Springdale li­brary

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Staff and friends at the Springdale Pub­lic Li­brary helped chil­dren from the lo­cal area get ready for Hal­loween with a pair of story time events Satur­day.

One of the events was for chil­dren aged one to four, while the other was for ages five to 10. A lot of fun was had all around.

There were 25 par­tic­i­pants in the event for the younger ages, with cos­tumes in­clud­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, dragon, trans­former, and many more. There was a read­ing, of course, and some songs to liven things up for the spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

The chil­dren had a Hal­loween fash­ion show to model their cos­tumes for friends and fam­ily. The also watched a pup­pet show, and saw li­brar­ian Judy Hamil­ton scoop out a pump­kin. Ev­ery­body made a trick-or-treat bag dur­ing craft time, and the event closed out with a treat.

The older chil­dren came dressed in such creative cos­tumes as a ninja and a cat bur­glar. They also lis­tened to a story be­fore tak­ing part in a fash­ion show of their own.

Their craft project was a mummy tea light, and another pump­kin got scooped out. They later played a game of “mys­tery box,” when some of the brave chil­dren of the group of 17 blindly touched things that felt like a heart (peeled tomato), brain (cooked spaghetti), and fin­gers (wieners). It wasn’t quite as scary when they dis­cov­ered what was ac­tu­ally in the mys­tery box.

The chil­dren also held a trick-or-treat at the li­brary. Gra­cie Downey, dressed as Straw­berry Short­cake, en­joys mak­ing a treat bag dur­ing craft time.

Two-year-old Olivia Rice, dressed as a witch, watches li­brar­ian Judy Hamil­ton scoop out the Hal­loween pump­kin as she is sur­rounded by chil­dren.


Karen Anstey, dressed as Snow White, en­joys a snack with her daugh­ter Seren­ity at the spe­cial Hal­loween fes­tiv­i­ties at the Springdale Pub­lic Li­brary Satur­day.


Mar­i­lyn Stuck­less helps grand­son Ti­mothy put stick­ers on his treat bag.


Clara Wise­man, a cat bur­glar, glues the cot­ton on her mummy while her mom Becky, a mad sci­en­tist, watches over her shoul­der.


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