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Halloween at Your Library

Are you ready for tricks, treats, thrills and chills at your hometown libraries? Then grab your little vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens and, well, whatever, and join in your library's Halloween celebration!

  • Beginning October 17th, stop by Norman Public Library to vote for your favorite in the lineup of pumpkins decorated by library staff! The winner will be announced on Halloween.
  • Wednesday, October 26th, children and teens can have a howling good time at Newcastle Public Library's third annual Spooktacular! All ages are welcome to come out for Spooky Snacks, Creepy Crafts, and Goblin Games. Costumes are encouraged. The fun starts at 3 pm!
  • Shawnee Public Library staff will be handing out treats in the Pumpkinville Main Street Trick or Treat at the annual Boo on Bell Festival from 3:30-5:00 pm on Saturday, October 29.
  • In Newcastle on Saturday, October 29, come by the Newcastle Public Library booth at the Pumpkin Fest for storytelling, a pumpkin bean bag toss, and treats! Pumpkin Fest lasts from 9:00 am to dusk.
  • Purcell Public Library will host a decorated booth in Purcell's popular annual Downtown Trick or Treat. Come get your treats from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, October 31.
  • Tecumseh Public Library is taking part in Trick or Treat Downtown Tecumseh from 3:30-5:00 pm on Monday, October 31. Children may collect treats from participating businesses and enter a costume contest.

On Halloween, visit your public library in Moore, Newcastle, Norman, Purcell, or Shawnee and see library staff all tricked out in their Halloween best! Come into Moore Public Library in costume for an extra treat!

Of course, you can check out any of these Halloween books from your hometown library for frighteningly fun reading!


By the Light of the Halloween MoonBy the Light of the Halloween Moon by Caroline Stutson, ill. Kevin Hawkes.

A host of Halloween spooks are drawn to the tapping of a little girl's toe.





Los Gatos Black on HalloweenLos Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes, ill. Yuyi Morales.

Under October’s luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Los muertos rise from their coffins to join in the fun. Los esqueletos rattle their bones as they dance through the door. And the scariest creatures of all aren’t even there yet!

This lively bilingual Halloween poem introduces young readers to a spooky array of Spanish words that will open their ojos to the chilling delights of the season.

cinderella skeletonCinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci, ill. David Catrow.

Poor Cinderella Skeleton! Her evil stepsisters treat her with scorn and work her from dawn till dusk. But when Prince Charnel hosts his famous Halloween Ball, Cindy finally gets her chance to shine. With the help of a good witch, Cinderella Skeleton is transformed into the belle of the ball and steals the prince's heart. Then just as the sun peeks over the horizon, she must dash away! Will Prince Charnel ever find his true love again?



Zen GhostsZen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth.

It’s Halloween.

The trees are ablaze in fiery reds. Excited children don colorful costumes. And there’s mystery and fun around every corner!

When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick-or-treating, their bags are brimming with treats. But the fun isn’t over yet. Their good friend Stillwater the panda has one more special surprise in store for them. A mysterious visitor is about to tell them a spine-tingling story -- one that will fill each and every reader with wonder.


Vampire Boy's Good NightVampire Boy's Good Night by Lisa Brown.

Jump on a broomstick and fly off on a timeless Halloween adventure with Vampire Boy and Little Witch in "New York Times"-bestselling illustrator Brown's whimsical new bedtime book.

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