Join us for the 3rd annual Crocker Library Zombie Walk!

Meet at 5:00 p.m. on October 20th at the caboose and shamble on down to the library. This year, our teen volunteers have put together an extra special treat, the Haunted Library!

Teen volunteers Rylee, Cassy, Abby, Kenzie, Jacob, and Blake were kind enough to talk with me about the haunted library plans. It will take place in the unused second floor of the Crocker Library. Walking up the narrow, steep, dark stairs to the second floor is “like a portal, a hot punch to the face”, according to volunteer Cassy.

The teens are decorating each of four rooms according to different scary books. There is a “Swamp Monster” room, a clown room à la “It”, a “Walking Dead” zombie room. Finally, paying homage to the library’s previous life as a medical clinic, is the Haunted Hospital room. Some of the projects the teens have worked on include paper mache clown heads and a (super creepy) Jack-in-the-Box, but I don’t want to spoil all their spooky secrets!

The idea for the Haunted Library was presented by volunteers Jacob and Blake. Jacob has been involved with the last two Zombie Walks, and was responsible for most of the planning of last year’s event. He wanted to build on that success, and saw a need due to a lack of local haunted houses.

So, tweens and teens are invited to join the Zombie Walk at 5:00 on Friday, October 20th, meeting at the caboose in Crocker. The party continues when the zombies shamble into the library, with DJ CJ and guided tours through the Haunted Library.


PCLD Book of the Week

“Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King and Owen King – The latest from Stephen King is a macabre collaboration with his son, Owen King. King is always a great Halloween season read, and “Sleeping Beauties” is no exception. The Kings imagine a world where women are disappearing, wrapped in an inviolable cocoon while they sleep. One woman, Evie, seems to be immune to this sleeping phenomena. Set in a small Appalachian town, “Sleeping Beauties” pairs the hauntingly beautiful with the just plain haunting. Find it at any Pulaski County Library branch. Enjoy!


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