Garfield County Libraries is offering Halloween events and activities for all ages starting Friday, so don't miss out on all the fun and scares. All events are free and open to the public. For more information on these events, call your local library or visit www.gcpld.org.
Halloween horror movie
and spooky costume contest
Teens are invited to the Rifle Branch Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, for a terrifying Halloween horror movie and spooky costume contest. From the creators of Paranormal Activity and Saw, Insidious will make you shiver with fear. Come dressed up to partake in a costume contest - best costumes will receive prizes. Pizza and Halloween treats will be served.
Decorate your own
Halloween trick-or-treat bag
Come to the Rifle Branch Library for a special Halloween arts and crafts program at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. Children are invited to decorate their own trick-or-treat bags. Jack-O-Lanterns, bats, witches and ghouls galore. Supplies available for the first 60 participants.
Teen monster mash
Teens, dress up in your best Halloween costume for karaoke fun at the New Castle Branch Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Call 984-2346 for more information.
Pumpkin carving contest
Pumpkin season is here. Come to the Parachute Branch Library to show off your creative talents in the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Pumpkins will be accepted on Monday, Oct. 29. Entries will be judged as scariest, funniest, most unusual, and best in show.
Contest winners will be announced at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and the first place winners from each category will win a $25 gift certificate from the Parachute business of your choice.
Call 285-9870 for more information. Complete contest rules are available at the front desk.
Storytime Halloween parade
Storytimers are invited to trick-or-treat at downtown New Castle businesses. Meet at the New Castle Branch Library by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Moms and dads are encouraged to dress up, too. Call 984-2346 for more information.
Paranormal teen party
The Silt Branch Library is hosting a Paranormal Party for teens from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. If you dare, come dressed up as your favorite paranormal character and enjoy a fun party on all things paranormal.
Call 876-5500 for more information.
Preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, and their accompanying adults are invited to join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for a special Halloween storytime on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. We will go trick-or-treating in the library and around the block, including at the fire station. Costumes are welcome, but not required. For more information call the library at 945-5958.
Preschool Halloween Parade
Join us at the Rifle Branch Library for our annual Preschool Halloween Parade. Show off your costumes on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, as we trick-or-treat through City Hall and around East Third Street businesses. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., but please show up early to gather for the parade.
Halloween Party @ the Library
Pre-school and elementary-aged kids are invited to come to the Halloween Party at the Silt Branch Library at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Come dressed up and ready for fun.