Halloween has returned and we're thrilled for all the SPOOKS, MONSTERS, and HAPPENINGS lined up for this year! AADL has cooked up a cauldron of Halloween festivities for all to relish with a host of wickedly fun activities for everyone! Embrace the eerie atmosphere by joining events such as AADL's Halloween Costume Contest where you can snag cool rewards for your imaginative outfits!
AADL HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST (October 29, 12-3pm)
AADL's Halloween Costume Contest is back! Got a creative, cool, cute, or spooky costume? Come in your flashiest, most beautiful, or most outrageous costume to AADL’s annual costume contest!
To enter, you must be seen by the judges between 12:00-2:00 pm. The award ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm. We will have a photo booth in the Lobby (from 12:00-3:00 pm) for all to commemorate the day.
Target gift cards for $30 will be awarded in these categories:
- Best Overall Kids Costume
- Best Overall Teen Costume
- Best Overall Adult Costume
- Best Overall Family Costume
Special Halloween medals will be awarded in the following categories:
- Best Simple, Yet Sophisticated
- Best Book Character
- Best Popular Character Costume
- Most Creative Family Costumes
- Most Creative Group Costumes
- Best Parent & Baby
- Most Esoteric
- Most "Locally Inspired" Costume
- Most "Of the Moment"
- Best Use of Special Effects
- Most Hilarious
- Most Complex
- Best & Brightest Colored
- Most Disgusting/Gross
- Best Robot
- Best Flying Object
- Best Baby in Costume
THE HALLOWEEN SHOW (October 31, 10:30am and repeated at 11:30am)
Join AADL storytellers for a fun Halloween-themed show with stories, puppets, songs, and rhymes! Wear your costumes and gather treats afterward.
This event is repeated at 11:30AM.
MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS
World Famous Trivia | The Curse Of The Return Of Dr. Spooky's | Friday, October 20, 5:30pm
Join the spooky Dr. Spooky as he leads you through a ghastly crypt of riddles and wraiths. Exhume yourselves for a chance to win freaky gift card prizes and spooky accouterments. It'll be the spookiest!
Halloween Costume Swap | Sunday, October 22, 3pm
Come pick out a new-to-you costume for this year! This is a wonderful chance to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for this year from the gently used and clean costumes dropped off at any Library location during the month of October.
Ghostbusters Party | Thursday, October 26, 6:30pm
Join us for Ghostbusters crafts, coloring, and slime!
PAST HALLOWEEN CONTENT
Biblio Files: Episode 91 | Horror on AADL.TV
AADL staff members present a horror book of their choice –– something to make you check the closet and under the bed, just to be safe.
Halloween Treats: Pumpkin Handpies
Hanna bakes up a batch of pumpkin hand pies, perfect for a Halloween celebration.
Easy Cut-Out Spiderwebs
Follow step-by-step instructions to make easy cut-out spider webs and a cute pipe cleaner spider to decorate your house this Halloween!
DIY Jack-O-Lantern Jars
Up-cycle glass jars to make festive Halloween decorations. Follow step-by-step instructions to make these fun, glowing jack-o-lantern jars.
TriviaTime! with Katie and Abbie | Halloween Special
Join sisters Katie and Abbie for some fun trivia! Today's theme: Halloween
A special storytime with Halloween-themed stories and songs!