Library plans Halloween events

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 3, 2014

The Troy Public Library will host Halloween events for all ages beginning with “A Frightfully Fun Evening” for children through age 11 on Oct. 25 and a “Glow in the Dark Teen Program” for ages 12-18 on Oct. 30.

Teresa Colvin, children’s and youth librarian, said there is no limit to the number of children who may participate in the “Frightfully Fun Evening” program but the teen program is limited to 20.

“The ‘Glow in the Dark Teen Program’ will be at Camp Butter and Egg and, for that reason, we have to limit the number of participants,” Colvin said. “Signup for the Teen Program is underway and it’s on a first-come basis and I expect it to fill up fast.”

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“This is going to be a very fun and exciting adventure for our teens. They will have an opportunity to zipline in the dark and the climb the rock wall. We’ll close out the evening with s’mores and stories by the campfire. And, there’s nothing more fun on Halloween than telling ghost stories around a campfire.”

And, these won’t be the usual “Bloody Bones” ghost stories. These stories might even tingle the spine even more, Colvin said.

“The teens will tell the story,” she said. “We’ll have a story starter and then we’ll go around the campfire and the teens will take turns telling the story by adding to it when it’s their turn. One of the teens will bring the story to a frightening a funny close. It should be a lot of fun.”

To reserve a place in the “Glow in the Dark Teen Program,” from 7 until 9 p.m. On Oct. 30 at Camp Butter and Egg, call Colvin at 334-566-1314.

The “Frightfully Fun Evening” for kids will begin at 6 p.m. at the TPL with Monster Story Time for ages through five.

“The children will be introduced to the delights of slightly scary stories,” Colvin said. “After storytime, we’ll have games and activities including the Monster Mash and Zombie Catch. The children can go candy corn bowling and spin for a prize and other fun things to do.”

Children ages through 11 will be invited to participate in the Costume Contest from 6:15 until 6:45 p.m.

“Children in costume may drop by the programming room and have their costume judged,” Colvin said. “Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, best and scariest costumes and there will be several surprise categories so we’ll have lots of winners.”

The juvenile programs for ages 6 through 11 will be from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. The games for this age group will include the Witch Pitch, Halloween Golf, Disk Drop Game and the Mummy Wrap.

“We have several more games planned that will be challenging and fun,” Colvin said. “Then at 7:45 we’ll have a candy grab for all ages, zero to 11. So, from 6 to 8 p.m., it will be Halloween Central at the Troy Public Library. We encourage parents to make the activities at the library a part of their Halloween plans for their children and it will be a Happy Halloween for children and teens.”

For more information, call Colvin at 566-1314.