Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tricks & Treats In the Stacks
Yesterday I had my two big Halloween programs at work. They are called Trick or Treat in the Library. I do it every year as an event for 2-6 year olds. The kids dress up and come in for a Halloween storytime. Then we have a little parade through the library, where they receive treats at various stations around the building. It is so much fun. I look forward to it every year, but I'm always really relieved when it is over. It is a pretty simple program, but for some reason, over the years, it has become this thing that seems to be proceeded by a great deal of excited anticipation from the community. Also, I have to limit it to 75 kids in each group, so there is this competivite thing surrounding getting the tickets.
Anyway, yesterday's programs went really well and I think we all had a great time. As always, I did a very simple costume so that the younger kids would recognize me (and as a bonus, of course, it is much less of hassle for me!) I will get to wear my costume again, because I work on Halloween this year. Luckily, I will be off at six. Plenty of time to tag along with the Kick Back Dude family's trick or treating if I want to. Handsome Lad is going with friends and his dad is handling that. Girlie Girl will be out with her friends, although I believe at some point they are coming back to spend the night at our place...I imagine it will be a fairly late night though.
What are your plans for Halloween? Tell me about it!