Halloween at Half Price Books

October 31, 2012 at 6:51 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Story time, typically Wednesdays at 10:30 am, was stretched out over the course of 2 hours today (9 am – 11 am) in honor of one of the biggest costume days of the year.  Good thing too, because our most interested little patrons came in early.

Equipped with a candy bowl, coloring sheets, crayons, and a few costumed employees who were more than happy to pose for the camera in their book-themed attire, story time commenced bright and early.

There are many versions of Snow White, the original story was included in the Brother’s Grimm collection of fairy tales and horrors. Half Price Books Employee Stephanie is wearing the most well-known Snow White costume made famous by Disney.

Another bookseller, Veronica, promoted Astrid Lindgren’s young adult character Pippi Longstockings. Some forget that Pippi Longstockings was many things, a monkey toting pirate among them. Veronica didn’t forget! These monkeys are available at most Half Price Books stores and can usually be found near the registers. They make LOTS of noise and are designed to sling shot across the room.

If you are in the area and missed this bit of fun, be sure to check out Baldwin Boettcher’s Halloween Event this evening at 6:30 pm. Baldwin Boettcher is the public library inside the gates of the Mercer Arboretum off Aldine Westfield. It’s a hidden treasure of a library that often gets passed on the way to the botanical gardens with little thought to the fun things that may be happening indoors.  And remember: It is never too late to celebrate your love for a fantastic book character.

If you missed this morning’s story time, and already have plans this evening, here are the books we enjoyed this morning.  Maybe you can find copies and read them with your kiddo in the days to come as you sort out their candy haul.

1. A Pop-Up Trick or Treat book called Halloween Bugs.

2. A Pull and Poke book called Pat the Beastie.

3. And my favorite, a Halloween Adventure called One Spooky Night.

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