Break out the flashlights and hide under your covers, it’s All Hallow's Read!

Staff of the Burlington County Library System share their favorite scary stories throughout the month of October!

This celebration of sharing books was started by author Neil Gaiman back in 2010.
Initially, he proposed the start of a new tradition...book 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!
Scroll down to check out our favorite selections from the catalog!

 

The Green Ribbon from In a Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories retold by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Dirk Zimmer.  Read by Theresa.

 

 

May I Carry Your Basket from Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz.  Read by Tim D.
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Teeth from In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories retold by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Dirk Zimmer.  Read by Theresa.

 

Excerpt from The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter.  Read by Shannon Fagan.
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Excerpt from The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.  Read by Howard.
 

 

The Hook an urban legend read by Aimee and Alicia
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A reading from Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Featuring illustrations by Bernie Wrightson. Read by Jon Braun.

 

The Red Spot from Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz.  Read by Suzanne.

 

The Appointment from Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz.  Read by Ryan O'Dwyer.

 

Woo: the Not-So-Scary Ghost  written and illustrated by Ana Martin Larranaga.  Read by Caitlin.

 

The Hearse Song from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz.  Read by Nathan Miller.

 

selection from The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman.  Read by Kathleen Gruver.
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Strangers from Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz. Read by Jon Braun.

 

"Lost Hearts" by Montague Rhodes James.  Read by Kathleen Gruver.
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The Night It Rained  from In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Stories collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz.

 

selection from The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey.  Read by Kathleen Gruver.
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