Spooky programs for kids at SPL

The Swanton Public Library has announced October events for kids including Halloween themed programs.

A free teen Halloween bash is planned. Anyone in grades 6-12 is invited to show up anytime between 4:5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and celebrate the scariest day of the year.

There will be a treasure hunt, games, pumpkin carving, an apple eating contest, videos, and plenty of candy. Costumes are welcome. No registration is necessary; just show up and have fun.

Children in grades K-5 are invited to celebrate ghosts and other things that go bump in the night at the library with spooky stories, ghostly games, and a creepy craft on Oct. 21 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Come dressed in costume if you can. Register online, at the front desk, or by phone. The event is free.

Paws to Read

Also, Paws to Read is back! This program combines kids, dogs, and books.

Children sign up to read aloud for 15 minutes to a certified therapy dog, who is happy just to listen. Improve reading skills and have fun reading with a friendly dog at the same time.

Australian shepherd Charlie will be at the library at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Kids can read to him in 15-minute slots; five slots are available for both days. Slots can be shared for kids who want to come in together. Call, come in, or visit our website to register.

For more information, visit the library’s website at http://www.swantonpubliclibrary.org, or call the library at 419-826-2760. Swanton Library is located at 305 Chestnut St.