Today I got sucked into the black hole of Pinterest and I discovered several amazing ideas for Halloween in the library that I had forgotten about. Honestly, I try to stay off of the Pinterest website because once I get on there, I can go ahead and count on an hour of time being lost... It is an amazing website, though. If you're not on Pinterest yet, check it out (just make sure you have plenty of time).
This bulletin board by Sarina at Nerd Craft Librarian is simple and effective. It looks like she's used a black plastic tablecloth with some letter and monster cutouts. You could make it even simpler by making one monster, putting it on a tabletop, and printing a speech bubble around some Halloween books.
I love these very simple ideas for book displays. The slime is pretty much as simple as it gets. Freehand draw it on some green paper, and cut it out. The witch feet table may be a little trickier, but I know the students would love it. I found both these pictures on Pinterest, and the link was only to the photos themselves, so I am not sure who to give the credit to. The photos do not belong to me, but I cannot give proper attribution, unfortunately.
I love this Haunted House tabletop display by the Hackley Public Library. Very cool, yet simply created.
I love this book fairy costume from the Lilliedale blog. Click here for the details of how to make this costume yourself. This is really cute and seems pretty easy to make if you dress up at your school.
Check out this amazing Zombie Librarian costume, captured by photographer Greg Cahill. This was thought out very well - check out the book titles.
How about a "Li-berry" costume? I wasn't able to find a picture of one online, but it would be funny to dress as a berry with books and you could be a "li-berry" or a "li-berrian" as so many of our cute little patrons say.
You could also have guest readers come in to read scary stories to your little ghosts and goblins. You could even turn the lights out for extra fun.
Why not become authors? Put together a basic outline, have students give you ideas or even words (Mad Libs style) and write your own Halloween story!
Check out TONS more ideas here on my Pinterest boards.
What's your favorite thing to do for Halloween in the library? Share with us in the comments!