Halloween 2020 may not be what we all imagined at the beginning of the year, but there is still plenty of fun to be had virtually! Join us for an exciting variety of spook-tacular events all month long, and don’t forget to check out our blog, catalog and digital collection for our treasure trove of books and movies that will give you a fright or just help you get into the spirit of the season!

Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Monday, October 5–Friday, October 23
Grades 6–12
Our annual pumpkin decorating contest is back! Stop by the 2nd Floor Service Desk to pick up a craft pumpkin to decorate at home. Take a photo of your finished pumpkin and upload it below by Friday, October 23 to enter. Our staff will vote for our favorites and we will announce the winner on Saturday, October 31. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

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Evolution of the Modern Zombie

Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.
Join us bestselling author Scott Kenemore to take a rollicking tour from zombie origins in Haitian mysticism to the ravenous zombies of today.

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Ghost Hunting 101

Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.
When you hear something go bump in the night, who do you call? Join the Midwest Ghost Society for a night of the unexplained. Zoom info will be sent to registrants an hour before program begins.

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Spooky Storytime

Saturday, October 31
Join Miss Kathy for a day of spooky fun storytime for the whole family!

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TRICK-OR-TREATING TIPS

We know Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for families, but it’s also a great opportunity to practice safety tips with your kids, especially in the wake of COVID-19. Here are some trick-or-treating safety tips directly from the Village of Bolingbrook.

  • Turn on your porch light if you want to be visited by Trick-or-Treaters.
  • Have one person hand out candy and wear gloves, if possible.
  • Trick-or-Treaters should only visit houses/apartments of people they know.
  • Children should use sidewalks where available and walk, not run, between houses.
  • Use caution when crossing streets and only cross at intersections when clear of traffic.
  • Costumes should be light and bright so they are clearly visible to motorists and it is suggested that Trick-or-Treaters carry a flashlight.
  • Parents should inspect candy and goodies before allowing children to consume.
  • Motorists should be vigilant and extra alert during Trick-or-Treat hours (3–7 p.m.).
  • Know which friend(s) your child is traveling with if not accompanied by an adult.
  • The Bolingbrook Fire Department advises using battery operated lights (not candles) to illuminate Jack-O’lanterns to avoid any contact with flammable materials if the pumpkin gets knocked over.
  • The Bolingbrook Police and Fire Departments will have additional units on the streets during the posted hours.