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October Happenings at GPL!

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Pumpkins, bats, and ghosts - oh my!  It's that time of year again when the temperatures drop, the colors burst from the trees, and the shortening days inspire spooky thoughts.  We have a fun-filled month planned at GPL and we hope you will join us!  Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to see all of the awesome activities going on!

Participate in our "Spooktober Challenge" for ALL AGES on Beanstack!  Read (5) hours each week to complete a badge and/or complete the activity badges.  Complete (6) out of the (10) logging/activity badges to complete the "Spooktober Challenge" and enter a drawing. 

Already recording your reading for school?  Great!  Just add your time to your Beanstack account to get credit towards this challenge. 

Need some reading inspiration for this month?  Check out our Spooky Tales reading list here.

New to Beanstack?  No problem - it's free to register and use (you don't even need a library card!).  Record your reading AND activity badges all at the same time via your desktop or the Beanstack app (available on iOS and Android).  Register just yourself or your family under one account - get started today!

Calendar of Events:

October 1 - 31     Watch "Mummy at Mystery Mansion" from Talewise all month long!  Frankie and Casey visit their uncle for his annual Halloween party, only to find out that a creepy Mummy has been scaring everyone away!  Some say the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea.  Join them on their adventure to unravel the mystery of the mummy!  Along the way, you’ll explore some spooky and exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification, gemstones, and more!  

Access the video content for free by following these steps:

  1. Follow this link to the show on the Talewise online learning platform
  2. Click “Get Access,” then log in or create an account
  3. Enter the coupon code L00028 on the checkout page - no credit card info required

October 1 - 31     Halloween decorations are so much fun to look at!  Take a walk or drive around town and see if you can find all of the items on the Neighborhood Halloween Scavenger Hunt list!

 October 1 - 21     Enter our virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!  Decorate your pumpkins at home, snap a pic, and upload your information to be entered into the contest.  Please enter each child individually and only once.

Entries will be judged based on age bracket:  

  • PreK - 2nd grade
  • 3rd - 5th grade
  • 6th - 8th grade
  • 9th - 12th grade
  • Ages 18+
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October 19 - 31     Halloween Story Walk at Chamberlain Park in Genoa.  Enjoy a stroll around the walking path as you read a classic Halloween tale!

October 23 - 30     Voting for the virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be available from October 23rd - 30th; winners will be announced on the 31st.  Prizes will be mailed directly to the winners.  Check back here on the 23rd for the link to begin voting!

October 27 @ 11 am or October 28 @ 7 pm     Join Miss Alyssa via Zoom for a very special interactive Spooky Storytime where YOU get to choose how the story ends!  Miss Alyssa will be reading "Choose Your Own Adventure:  The Haunted House".  Open to those in grades K - 5th.

Zoom link for October 27th

Zoom link for October 28th

October 31 from 1 - 3 pm     Register here to participate in the Genoa Township Park District Trunk or Treat in the Custom Aluminum parking lot.  Miss Alyssa and Miss Jen will be handing out goodies from the library - just wait until you see our trunk decorations!