Halloween at the Libraries – Activities & Storytimes {2019}

Halloween at the libraries

Our area libraries offer some amazing programming for children and families! We gathered up the events for Halloween at the libraries in the Winnefox, OWLS, and Brown County systems. You’ll find free and fun family things to do for Halloween across Northeast Wisconsin libraries in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh and beyond!

Things to do for Halloween at the Libraries!

Algoma Public Library

Pumpkin Carving and Painting
Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 12pm
Decorate or carve pumpkins. Sign up in advance!

After School Movie: Goosebumps 2
Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 3:15pm
Snacks provided.

Scary Stories After Dark – For Teens
Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 7pm
Only those 16 years or older may venture forth to test their bravery in the HAUNTED STACKS. Spooky tales and snacks (not stale) will be offered to those that join us. All participants must sign up for this event.

Nightmare Before Christmas Interactive Movie
Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 3:30pm
Join us for a fun showing of “Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) in an interactive setting! This is no ordinary showing! This is one showing where you can be loud and interact with one another.

Halloween Party
Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 5:30pm
Wear your costume for a Haunted House from 6 – 7pm, photobooth, games, scavenger hunt, minigolf, crafts, and treats!

Appleton Public Library

Stranger Things Party
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 4pm
Attention teens & tweens! Find your inner 11 & join us in the upside down! Some featured events include Eleven’s DIY Eggo Waffle Bar and a Costume Contest with prizes. Come dressed as your favorite character or other 1980’s themed costume. Special guest judges attending include a Hawkins Police Officer (aka Appleton PD) & Fang from the Timber Rattlers! 

Ashwaubenon Libary

Baby Boo Costume Contest
Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 10:15
Dress your baby in their best silly, sassy or cute costume for our costume contest and storytime! Adults are welcome to participate in the goofy fashions as well!

Clintonville Library

Halloween Themed Tinker Station
Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4 – 8pm
Trick or treating at the front desk. STEM crafts and activities around the library.

Denmark Libary

Family Storytime: Halloween
Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 5:30pm
Stop into the library for a not-so-scary storytime and stick around to create a spooky craft.

Elisha D Smith Public Library

Boo! Happy Halloween Magic Show
Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 10am
A Halloween magic show from Rondini, Halloween fun, and a gently haunted hallway! Costumes encouraged!

Visting the Beyond
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 2pm
Paranormal researcher, Chad Lewis, presents unique haunted places in Wisconsin.

Green Bay Central Libary

Pumpkin Guts! Tinker Tuesday
Tuesday, October 15, 2019@ 5:30pm
Learn about the parts of a pumpkin and make your own pumpkin “guts” to take home to hang on your window. (Adult participation required)

Which Witch? Tinker Tuesday
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 5:30pm
Learn the art of simple puppet-making and create a witch, owl, or bat. (Adult participation required.)

Book Babies Storytime: Halloween Happenings
Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 9:30am
For ages 0-2. Bring your little pumpkins for songs and stories about huggable monsters and other non-scary Halloween fun. Costumes welcome!

Terrific Twos Storytime: Halloween Happenings!
Monday, October 28, 2019
For children around two years old. Bring your little pumpkins for songs and stories about huggable monsters and other non-scary Halloween fun. Costumes welcome!

Storytime for 1s and 2s: Halloween Happenings!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Bring your little pumpkins (ages 1-2) for songs and stories about huggable monsters and other non-scary Halloween fun. Costumes welcome!

Ghost Hunt Story and Crafts: Tinker Tuesday
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 5:30pm
We’re going on a ghost hunt! Bring a flashlight and join us at 6:00 pm for a not-too-spooky storytelling hike through a series of action stations outside the library (indoors if weather is bad). Drop-in crafts: 5:30-7:00 pm. (Adult participation required.)

Bones that Boogie Storytime for Toddlers
Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 9:30am For ages 2-3.
10:30am for ages 3-6

Get your funny bones moving and grooving with high-energy action songs and participation stories at this Halloween-themed event. ? 

Kaukauna Public Library

Costume Dance Party!
Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Come dress up in your Halloween best! We will be reading some Halloween stories, singing and dancing while wearing our costumes, and making a Halloween craft! This program is best for preschoolers, but siblings are always welcome.

Murder Mystery at the Library
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Take a trip back in time to investigate a true-crime murder in Kaukauna’s history with clues spread throughout the building.

Teen Tuesday: Marshmallow Mummies and Crafts
Tuesday, October 28, 2019 @ 3:30pm

School’s Out: Spooky Crafts
Friday, November 1, 2019
Drop-in anytime to make a Halloween themed craft. Held in the teen area.

Kimberly Little Chute Public Libary

Monster Mash Story Time
Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 10am
Dress up for a not-too-scary story time!

Kress Family Library, DePere

Puppy Costume Parade Storytime
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 9:30
Wear your Halloween costume and meet some puppies dressed up in their festive finery. In addition to the cute canines, this celebratory story time features favorite trick-or-treat tales and an art project.

Marion Public Library

Drop-In Playgroup Costume Party
Wednesday, October 30, 2109 @ 10am

Neenah Public Library

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Join the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters for entertaining stories and education about their instruments and techniques.

New London Public Library

Chain O’Lakes Paranormal
Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Come and get an inside look into what it takes to be a paranormal investigator.  The team will explain how they got interested in investigating the paranormal, share the evidence they have captured, and show the equipment they use.  Register at 982-8519.

Oshkosh Public Library

Maker Mondays for Families: Spooky Slimes
Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 4:30pm
Glow in the dark and eyeball slime just in time for Halloween! Create your own container of spooky goo, and take it home with you. All supplies are provided. Maker Mondays for Families is an opportunity to learn, play, make and explore what’s new in technology. Designed for kids ages 3 to 13 and their grown-ups. Class size is limited. Call 236-5208 to register.

Pulaski Library

Boo to You! Halloween Storytime
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Join us for a special Halloween storytime. Feel free to wear your costumes!

Weyers-Hilliard Library, Green Bay

Pumpkin Slime
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 5:00pm
The only thing better than slime is slime with pumpkin guts! Bring your own pumpkin (that your child is able to carry) to create a fall-themed slime. For grades 1-5.

Halloween Storytime
Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 9:30am and 10:30am
Wear a costume for a fun storytime with songs and surprises!

Wrightstown Library

Family Storytime – Spooktacular Storytime – Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 10:15am
Join us for not-so-scary Halloween themed songs, stories, and activities. Costumes welcome!

Find more Halloween events here!

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