Calling all goblins, ghosts and princesses!
It’s that time of year again — children put on their Halloween best and fill up their trick-or-treat baskets high enough to make any dentist cringe. (But hopefully they won’t have to cover up their costumes with a jacket because of chilly conditions!)
The Naperville Public Library is helping the community get in the Halloween spirit with various events in October. The library knows that people of all ages love to celebrate this spooky season, so it is offeringprograms for Halloween fans of all ages.
The Naperville Riverwalk Ampitheater in downtown Naperville will be filled with children dressed as astronauts to zebras from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 30.
“At the Riverwalk Amphitheater, the environment is just right for a Halloween party. We offer a safe and educational opportunity for kids to come in costume and have fun while listening to stories, songs and a great puppet show — presented by the talented staff of Naperville Public Library,” said Rashmi Mehrotra, children’s services supervisor. “It is a time for the whole family to play and learn! A positive and fun experience associated with story time strengthens the bond for reading and learning at an early age.”
For teens in sixth through 12th grades who are looking for something a little spookier, Halloween Fright Fest is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Teens are invited to come in their costumes for a chance to win a prize. The event will include a viewing of “The Woman in Black” (PG-13) and snacks.
While many adults love to pass out candy the night of, the Halloween fun doesn’t need to stop there! The library is offering a chilling yet educational program called “The Haunting of Two Salem Witches” from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Attendees will learn about the inspirational stories of two courageous women as they confront their fate during the Salem Witch Trials.
What great costume will you or your child don this Halloween? The library hopes to see you in your Halloween gear and a festive spirit this fall!
For more information on any of these or other Naperville Public Library programs, visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Meghan Thome is a marketing associate at the Naperville Public Library.