Alachua County Library District provides Halloween and fall fun programs and activities for families, children and teens at libraries across the county. Creative, educational programs engage all ages in seasonal crafts, stories and songs, spooky games and special treats. Here are some of the programs available at your neighborhood libraries:
Alachua Branch, 14913 NW 140 Street, Alachua (386) 462-2592
Daryl Dixon Zombie Strike: Daryl is on the run and needs people to try to make it onto his team. Zombies ages 12 to 18 are welcome. Saturday, October 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
Archer Branch, 13266 SW State Road 45, Archer (352) 495-3367
Halloween Spooktacular: Kids, tweens and teens are invited for spooky stories, games, crafts and more. Thursday, October 27, 4 to 5 p.m.
Cone Park Branch, 2801 E University Avenue (352) 334-0165
Fall Festival: All ages are invited to celebrate fall with fun activities, crafts and information from community partners. Friday, October 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Hawthorne Branch, 6640 SE 221 Street, Hawthorne (352) 481-1920
Craft Creepy Spiderwebs and Spiders: Ages 5 to 11 are invited to create some creepy decorations to take home and to decorate the library. Wednesday, October 19, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Headquarters Library, 401 E University Avenue, (352) 334-3941
Spooky Scary Movies for teens from October 24 to 30, starting at 2 p.m.
Happy Halloween: Spooky Teen Crafts for teens. Monday, October 31, 12 to 8:30 p.m.
Haunted Halloween Happening: Kids of all ages can listen to some not-so-scary Halloween stories and poems, then make Halloween take-home crafts. Monday, October 31, 3 to 3:45 p.m.
High Springs Branch, 135 NW 1 Avenue, High Springs (386) 454-2515
Halloween Crafts: Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to create Halloween crafts. Tuesday, October 25, 3 to 4 p.m.
Halloween Hunt: Teens and tweens can join the hunt for eyes, ears, nose, fingers and toes plus enjoy food, games and prizes. Costumes are welcome. Tuesday, October 25, 6 to 8 p.m.
Micanopy Branch, 706 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy (352) 466-3122
Halloween Craft: School age children can make a recycled ghost puppet that can be activated remotely. Sunday, October 16, 2 to 3 p.m.
Kids Halloween Movie for ages 5 to 11 showing Sunday, October 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street (352) 334-1272
A Very Spooky Princess Book Party with local author Kierra Brown for ages 5 to 11. Saturday, October 15, 3 to 5 p.m.
Pumpkin Time: Children ages 3 to 11 are invited to join the Pumpkin Fairy and learn about fall, pick a pumpkin and carve a jack-o-lantern. Costumes are welcome. Monday, October 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Fun Friday Fall Fest: Ages 5 to 11 are invited for crafts, games and fun on Friday, October 21, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Newberry Branch, 110 S Seaboard Drive, Newberry (352) 472-1135
Halloween Party: Enjoy fun tricks and treats for ages 3 to 11, Monday, October 31, 3 to 5 p.m.
Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street, (352) 333-2840
A Very Spooky Princess Book Party with local author Kierra Brown for ages 3 to 11. Wednesday, October 19, 4 to 6:15 p.m.
Pumpkin Graffiti Party: Bring a pumpkin and use water based spray paint, glitter and other materials to decorate your squash. Learn to use a Silhouette Cameo machine to create your own stencil. A limited number of pumpkins will be available on a first come, first serve basis, for ages 5 to adult. Thursday, October 27, 4 to 5 p.m.
Trick or Treat @ Tower Road Branch: Fun treats for kids and teens. Costumes welcome. Monday, October 31, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).