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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 fourth Halloween-themed celebration of literacy and some of our favorites from the past are listed below. 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 our favorites.

Listen to a creepy tale!


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