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Break out the flashlights and hide under your covers, it’s All Hallows Read! Throughout the month of October, we share our favorite stories. Some are scary, some are funny and others are creepy classics! There will be stories for children, teens and adults to listen to at home while munching candy and carving pumpkins. This is our sixth Halloween-themed celebration of literacy and you can explore more than 30 stories read by our librarians! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see this year's tales and share your favorites with friends.

This celebration of sharing books was started by author Neil Gaiman back in 2010.
Initially, he proposed the start of a new giving on Halloween!

As the library loans free books all year long,
we looked for a way to put our own spin on Gaiman's concept

and decided to ask library staff to read their favorite scary stories!

Explore 30+ Halloween-themed tales

Listen to a creepy tale!

La Bruja by Gabino Iglesias, from Coyote Songs
Read by L.J. Lacourt


Afraid of Clowns by R.L. Stine, from Nightmare Hour
Read by Miss Kristie


We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Read by Naju


Alice and Greta by Steven J. Simmons
Read by Ms Vicky


Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown
Read by Mr. Rick


A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck
read by Ms. Lisa


The Tale of the Three Brothers by J.K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Read by Bridget


Don't Ask Jack by Neil Gaiman
Read by Chris DiFazio


Excerpt from The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter
Read by Shannon Fagan


May I Carry Your Basket from
Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz

Read by Tim


The Hook an urban legend
read by Aimee and Alicia


selection from The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
Read by Kathleen Gruver


Lost Hearts by Montague Rhodes James.
Read by Kathleen Gruver


selection from The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Read by Kathleen Gruver