Happy Haunts Abound at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library!

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

A mysterious fog has fallen at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and souls young and old are welcome to visit – if you dare – for the spookiest time of year. Across the Library there are reports of ghosts and ghouls appearing to unsuspecting trick-or-treaters seeking haunting books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more!

Spooky Sightings at the Library

Halloween is in 3D at the Deer Park Branch, opens a new window. Pop-up haunted houses and books for young witches and wizards are available to check out, opens a new window. Soon there will be five times more room for spooks and scares as the new 25,000-square-foot Deer Park Next Generation Library, opens a new window opens in late fall 2021!

A spooky skeleton awaits with a web of spiders ready to guide those brave – or foolish – enough who venture in to the Delhi Township Branch, opens a new window for a look at their haunting Halloween collection, opens a new window.

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Blue Ash Branch, opens a new window and be sure to visit the display of stories, opens a new window their ghost host has created just for you.

Creepy, crawly creatures have arrived at the Anderson Township Branch, opens a new window ready to make it a monstrous Halloween, opens a new window!

Lingering spirits have no excuse missing the latest thriller. Become “Undead and Well-read” at the Monfort Heights Branch. You may even see a monster in your book!

Jinkies! The gang is back together at the Sharonville Branch, opens a new window ready to solve some mysteries. Stop by to unmask who is behind the latest caper in Coolsville, opens a new window!

A pumpkin patch has appeared at the Clifton Branch, opens a new window! Turn your pumpkin into a scary sight or a festive fright with guides available for check out, opens a new window.

Books, DVDs, and audiobooks at the Blue Ash Branch, opens a new window have been transformed into a freaky Frankenstein’s monster, a wicked witch, and more. The only way to release the spell is to visit and check the items out for yourself, opens a new window!

Screams come in all sizes at the Hyde Park Branch, opens a new window, even bite-sized! Check out these short stories, opens a new window before they mysteriously vanish.

The Madisonville Branch, opens a new window is welcoming young ghostbusters to visit and solve some not-so-scary mysteries, opens a new window.

Visit the Preservation Lab’s Instagram page, opens a new window for five of the scariest “preservation horrors” that they encounter in their work. It’s bound to be a fun but frightening week that you won’t want to miss!

Tales from the Library’s Resident Warlock

Warlock Vorobock Reads, opens a new window is an audio storytime for grownups. In each episode, librarian Adam Vorobock reads one fantastical, shiver-inducing tale. If you enjoy sitting around a campfire, listening to a storyteller as the flames leap higher into the darkness and the trees seem to inch a little closer, this podcast is for you.

 

Scary Stories to Read, Watch, and Listen

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