WPJAs hosting a Spooktacular Reading Event

April Hopkins, children's services librarian, reads a spooky story, perfect for Halloween during the 2018 Fall Reading Event sponsored by the West Point Junior Auxiliary and Bryan Public Library. (File photo)
Staff Writer

Ghosts, werewolves, witches, vampires, all manner of ghouls, even superheroes and princesses, are invited to the Spooktacular Reading Event, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Bryan Public Library, hosted by the West Point Junior Auxiliary.

"It's time for the West Point Junior Auxiliary Fall Halloween Event that they sponsor every year around this time," April Hopkins, children's services librarian, said. "Under the leadership of Brittany Russell of the WPJA. We want the kids to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume."

Hopkins said the event consists of fun Halloween games, music and reading aloud from some fun, spooky, Halloween books that are age appropriate.

"At the end, they get to go home with yummy candy and a good book," Hopkins said. "The kids really enjoy every bit of it as do I. I love to see children smile and have a good time."

This year the event will be structured with children moving through three different stations.

"They will start with Storytime," Jayme Evans, youth services librarian, said. "Then to crafts time then move to games. The children must complete all three stations to receive their book and candy."

Evans asked that children arrive by 4 p.m. so everyone who comes has plenty of time to go through and have fun at the stations.

"We love the opportunity to give children another opportunity to wear their Halloween costumes," Evans said. "Children of all ages are welcome, but the books may not appeal to those above fourth grade reading level."

All of the books given away will be age appropriate, and the Halloween tales to be read aloud, will be a fun type of scary.

"We hope parents have plenty of time after school Tuesday to bring the children to the library," Evans said. "Everyone at the library always looks forward to the Spooktacular Reading Event."

Parents are welcome to wait at the library. They can look around and maybe find a book to check out for themselves.

"At the end of the day when I go home I know that every child that attended left with a big smile on their face," Hopkins said. " There is nothing more precious than to see a happy child."

For more information, call 662-494-4872.