Halloween & Fall Library Ideas

For Elementary & Secondary!

Create a fun-filled library to celebrate the season!

A Book A Day Keeps the Monsters Away!

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Bulletin Board Themes for Halloween and Fall

  • Monstrously Good Reads
  • It Came from the Library
  • It's no Trick! Reading is a Treat!
  • Want Brains? Read a Book! / Devour Books Not Brains
  • See What's Brewing in the Library
  • Teen Zombie Survivial
  • Gobble Up a Good Book
  • The Library is a Bushel of Fun
  • Save a Turkey! Feast on Books!
  • Leaf Through a Good Book
  • Dead and Well Read
  • Trick ... or Treat Yourself to Some Spooky Books
  • Reading is Spooktacular
  • Books That Go Bump in the Night
  • Dare to be Scared
  • These Books Will Scare Your Pants Off
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Are you up to decorating your book return and your library door? Have fun creating book character pumpkins!

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How about a book character pumpkin decorating contest? No carving - just decorating.

Bulletin boards that are fun and not too scary!

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Here are a few titles the younger crowd might enjoy... all in OverDrive eBooks!

  • "Click Clack Boo!" by Doreen Cronin
  • "Pete the Cat and the Five Little Pumpkins" by James Dean
  • "Leo - A Ghost Story" by Mac Barnett
  • "Creepy Carrots" by Aaron Reynolds
  • "I Want to Eat Your Books" by Karin Lefranc
  • "Eat Pete" by Michael Rex
  • "Monster School: The Spooky Sleepover" by Dave Keane
  • "How to Scare a Ghost" by Jean Reagan
  • "Goldfish Ghost" by Lisa Brown
  • "Olive and the Backstage Ghost" by Michelle Schusterman
  • And every R. L. Stine book you could ever hope for...

Titles for teens and tweens - all in OverDrive eBooks!

  • "The Graveyard Plot" by Jason Strange
  • "Nightmares" by Jason Segel
  • "Spirit Hunters" by Ellen Oh
  • "Doll Bones" by Holly Black
  • "Tales of the Peculiar" by Ransom Riggs
  • "Lockwood & Company" - series by Jonathan Stroud
  • "I Text Dead People" by Rose Cooper
  • "The Girl From the Well" by Rin Chupeco
  • "Shadow House" by Dan Poblocki
  • "City of Ghosts" by Victoria Schwab
  • "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake
  • "Ashes" by Ilsa Blick
  • "Rot and Ruin" by Jonathan Maberry
  • "Dead Boy" by Laurel Gale
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Don't forget to check out the Teen Zombie Survival Reading Challenge!

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Did you know...

The ALA sponsored Teen Read Week in October is now "TeenTober" to encourage a month-long celebration of reading. What spooky books will you display in your library this month to get teens excited about reading?
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It doesn't have to be Halloween for you to celebrate "Book Character Dress Up Day!" Surprise your students and make their library visit a memorable one!

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