‘Spooktacular’ time at the Springdale library
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.