Libraries Share Spooktacular Halloween Displays

Library Resources | October 31, 2019

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We asked libraries to tweet us pictures of their Halloween library displays. Here is what they shared.

When it comes to creating Halloween displays, librarians are creepin’ it real this year! Here’s a look at some of the fa-boo-lous displays that libraries in the Twitterverse shared with EBSCO:

Brandon Public Library (Central Mississippi Regional Library System)

Brandon Public Library curated a collection of “books that go bump in the night” for its Halloween display. Surrounding a cauldron of eyeballs and bottles of witches’ brew are novels by Stephen King and a fang-tastic assortment of books about vampires and other monsters. The library also set up a display devoted to true crime novels.

Scott County Public Library

Scott County Public Library in Georgetown, Kentucky, is inviting patrons to “scare up a good book” this Halloween. Their spooky display includes books such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Cat in an Orange Twist by Carole Nelson Douglas.

Union University Library

Librarians at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, wants to make sure students “carve out reading time” during the academic year. This boo-tiful display features thrilling reads such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula with a few horror movies — “Psycho” anyone? — mixed in.

TCMT Learning Zone

We even received a #trickortweet from across the pond! The Learning Zone at The College Merthyr Tydfil in Wales created a book display of gothic fiction such as Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights — which set on the moors of Yorkshire, England — and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

EBSCO provides several resources that can help libraries enhance and promote their collections during Halloween and throughout the calendar year.

  1. Speculative Fiction eBook Collection
    For those who enjoy using e-readers, this collection from EBSCO eBooks™ encompasses a range of genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and dystopian fiction. Exploring imaginative, futuristic and supernatural settings, this collection includes titles on time travel, alternative history, magic and sorcery and mythological beings.
  2. NoveList® Plus and NoveList® K-8 Plus
    NoveList® Plus and NoveList® K-8 Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. Looking for books to fill your book displays? In NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus, search by season or holiday for a broad list of seasonal favorites. For Halloween, check out our Crash Course in Horror webinar and Horror Starter Pack.
  3. LibraryAware™
    Promote your library’s displays, collections and programs with engaging print and digital materials. LibraryAware includes templates and tools to create newsletters, signs, bookmarks, shelf talkers, rack cards, flyers, posters, website widgets and more.

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