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October 2013 KIDSHEET

printable pdf version  Print the pdf version if you like word search puzzles and try out the tricky one there!




The library has a whole section of Early Books in the Halloween category, making it easy to find your annual favorites (during the holiday season, there is a two book limit).

Also try the non-fiction section at J811 (poetry), J394 (holidays), and J745 (crafts) to find Halloween books in these areas. They are all marked with a Halloween sticker.

Browse through the junior fiction area , the Easy Readers, and the DVDs , looking for more of those Halloween stickers! You’ll soon be on your way to some scary Halloween fun!


Speaking of fun ...

The internet can be a source of hours of fun for kids. During holiday time, check out puzzles, word searches (like the one you can see in the printable version available at the top of this page, that was borrowed from www.coloring.com), craft ideas, books, and more.

Be sure that children are supervised when surfing the internet—there’s lots of bad out there with the good. Kids aren’t always skilled enough to know the difference. :)

It's a Halloween Happening!

Wednesday, October 30th

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a program of Halloween fun. We’ll try some Halloween treats, make some Halloween crafts, and maybe even share some scary Halloween stories. Children are welcome to attend in costume (makes a great trial run for the new Halloween costume!), but it is not required.

For children ages preschool through elementary age; under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.


Programs @ your library

Story Times

Story Times are held for preschool age children every Wednesday morning. 
No registration is required.  An adult must stay with each child.


Wednesdays with Miss Mary at 11:15 a.m.

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30



Mother Goose & Me

For infants through preschool, with a caregiver.

A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 

See her October 4, 11 & 18  (Mother Goose will take a Fall Break on October 25th.)






Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Children of all ages are welcome to participate.  Those under 7 years of age should be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years of age. 

Legos will be available, though you can also bring your own project to work on (it’s your responsibility to make sure no one takes your stuff or that you don’t mix them in with the library’s blocks!). Idea books will be available as well.

Come October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 


Donations are very welcome!  Lego Club is a great home for any lonely Lego or Duplo blocks you have at home. 



Scroll way, way down for the answers!

1. Where do baby ghosts go during the day?

2. On which day of the week is it most fun to celebrate Halloween?

3. What do you say when you meet a four-headed monster?

4. What does a monster eat at a baseball game?

5. Why didn't the skeleton go to the dance

Check out the book Halloween Jokes + Riddles by Craig Yoe at J818 in the junior non-fiction area. We know you’ll get a thrill from it!


What are the answers?  Look below!


1. Dayscare Centers!

2. Fright-day!

3. “Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello!”

4. A Hallo-weiner!

5. He had no body to go with!


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