Halloween was kind of a big deal at the Dorris Van Doren branch. Staff members dressed up in fun costumes to celebrate the day, and there was plenty of candy for patrons to munch on while selecting books for checkout.
The library was decorated for the occasion, as well. Our book drop monsters gobbled up all the returned materials. We waited along with Linus for the Great Pumpkin to appear. We also decorated in anticipation of Dia de los Muertos, which takes place in the days after Halloween, with a tribute to the movie Coco.
We held a Harvest Festival on Halloween with crafts and snacks to give the kids to have something fun while they waited in anticipation of trick or treating. We also had a special screening of the movie Coco.
Earlier in the month, our teens solved a scary horror-themed escape room. We also had a display of scary YA reads all month long, to help get them into the Halloween spirit.