Halloween parties in works; costumes sought
The library is preparing for its annual Halloween parties, and part of the festivities include giving away gently-worn costumes that youths can keep for their own trick-or-treating.
The Belt Branch will stage Boofest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Kids of all ages can enjoy safe trick-or-treating, games and crafts. The Kiwanis Club will serve a free hot-dog lunch to the first 200 children.
Youths who don’t have costumes can visit “Uncle Fester’s Closet” to pick out free costumes they can wear to Boofest and keep to wear on Halloween. The free giveaway features gently used and some new costumes and costume pieces that have been donated to the library. The closet opens at 10:30 a.m. and will be open throughout the party.
Costumes — either complete sets or parts such as fairy wings and astronaut gloves — can be donated until Oct. 28 at the Belt Branch or the Savannah Branch.
The Savannah Branch will have its Halloween open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, with safe trick-or-treating, Halloween stories and a treasure hunt in the library stacks. Library staff will pass out treats to children until the library closes at 8 p.m.