We have a sampling of Halloween storytimes and library programs from across the Metro and we will keeping adding as Halloween gets closer. Let us know if you see anything we’ve missed and we’ll share it. In the meantime, we are brainstorming ideas for library-friendly costumes. We would love to see your book-themed costumes! Leave us a picture in the comments or tag us on facebook!
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Join Gianna at GoodKids for a special Bookhounds Story Time featuring The Itty Bitty Witch. Other fun includes Broomstick Races, Broom Witch Hunts, Witch’s Hat Making Station, The Itty Bitty Witch Storytime with the author Trisha Speed Shaskan. Come in costume! Festive Treats will be served.
ANOKA HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
9/28/19: Anoka Halloween Highlights and History | Rum River Library
Next year, Anoka Halloween will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In preparation for that occassion, drop in with your own stories, photos and artifacts to share of Anoka Halloween memories. Librarians will scan your artifacts for inclusion in the 100th Anniversary coffee book. 2-4pm.
10/5/19: Halloween Costume Swap | Rum River Library
Drop off clean and gently used costumes beginning 9/2/19, get a ticket, and come back 10/5/19 to choose a new costume. Get there in the first hour, if you have donated, because at 1pm, the swap is open to everyone. 12-4pm.
10/12/19: Halloween Party | Rum River Library
This not-too-spooky party will have themed activities, scavenger hunt, and crafts! Wear your costumes! 10-11:30am.
10/30/19: Halloween Haunt | Northtown Library
Teens can share spooky stories, create a candle holder, and just hang out together and haunt the library! The library is open until 8pm on Wednesdays, so this is a good day for the rest of the family to get in their library time. 6-7:30pm.
10/30/19: Halloween Storytime | Johnsville Library
This not-too-spooky storytime will include books and songs about Halloween! Wear your costumes! 6:30-7pm.
10/31/19: Halloween Storytime | Crooked Lake Library
This themed storytime will include books, rhymes and songs about Halloween! Wear your costumes! 10:30-11:30am.
CARVER HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Seasonal, but age appropriate, stories, songs, crafts and plenty of fun! Come in costume if you like! No registration required. Aimed at Families with Toddlers/Babies
- Monday, 10/28/19 | Victoria Library, 10:30-11am; Chaska Library, 6:30-7pm.
- Tuesday, 10/29/19 | Waconia Library, 10:30-11am.
- Wednesday, 10/30/19 | Chanhassen Library, 10:30-11am; Chaska Library, 10:30-11am; Victoria Library, 10:30-11am; Waconia Library, 10:30-11am
- Thursday, 10/31/19 | Watertown Library, 3pm-4pm
DAKOTA HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
10/19/19: Make & Take: Halloween House | Inver Grove Heights Library
Make a spooky Halloween house art project. Adult must accompany and assist younger children. Ages 4-12. Registration Required: Opens 10/5/19 @ 9am. 9:30am-4:30pm.
10/25/19: Halloween with the Jolly Pops | Farmington Library
A fun performance by the Jolly Pops! Plus trick-or-treat before and after the performance. Wear your costume! 10:30am.
10/28/19: Story & Craft: Halloween | Wentworth Library
Preschool event featuring stories, crafts and Halloween-themed fun. 9:30am.
10/31/19: Halloween with the Jolly Pops | Inver Glen Library
A fun performance by the Jolly Pops! Plus trick-or-treat before and after the performance. Wear your costume! 9:30am.
10/31/19: Halloween Storytime | Farmington Library
A not-to-spooky Halloween-themed story hour with trick or treating before and after. Aimed at ages 2-6, but siblings welcome. 10:30am.
10/31/19: Halloween Costume Parade| Wescott Library
Halloween story, parade and trick or treating. Wear costumes! For ages 2-6. 10:30am.
10/31/18: Halloween with the Roe Family Singers| Galaxie Library
A fun dancing and clapping Halloween Celebration with The Roe Family Singers. Trick-or-treat for stickers before and after the performance. Ages 0-6. 10:30am.
HENNEPIN HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
10/12/19: Scary Story Writing Workshop | Westonka Library
A workshop for kids to learn to create a creepy mood, invent memorable monsters, and scare their audience. Space is limited. Pre-Register. 10am-11:30am.
10/18/19: Wizards Unite Library Crawl | Hopkins Library
Wear a wizard costume and explore Downtown Hopkins. Kids require an adult chaperone. 1-2:30pm.
10/19/19: Zombify Your Plushie | Golden Valley Library
Kids grades 3-6 will learn how to turn a cute plush creature into a creepy plush zombie. Bring a toy you can destroy; it will not come back the same. Limited Space. Pre-Register. 11am-12:30pm.
10/26/19: Scary Story Writing Workshop | Rockford Rd Library
A workshop for kids to learn to create a creepy mood, invent memorable monsters, and scare their audience. Space is limited. Pre-Register. 2-3pm.
10/30/19: Spooky Stories | Pierre Bottineau Library
Fun spooky stories, poems and songs, followed by a craft. 10:30pm.
10/30/19: Halloween Storytime | Excelsior Library
A “gentle” storytime w/ books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. All Ages. 10:30am.
10/31/19: Halloween Storytime | Southdale Library | 10:30am |
A “gentle” Halloween includes books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 10:30am.
RAMSEY HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
10/19/19: Costume Party! Storytime| White Bear Lake Library
Seasonal stories, songs, and a “spooky” Halloween craft. Costumes encouraged. Best for ages 2-5. 10:30am.
SAINT PAUL HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
SCOTT HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS
10/10/19: Hogwarts Prep: School Spirit | Savage Library
Kids can make a scarf, tie, and crest in the house colors of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. A parent-child event. Registration Required. 6-7:30pm.
10/30/19: Stem Night – Halloween | New Prague Library
Explore all things Halloween through a variety of STEM based activities. Great for ages birth – 7 and their caretakers. 6-7pm.
WASHINGTON HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES & LIBRARY PROGRAMS