Haunted library has creepy Halloween fun

The Longview Public Library scares up fun Halloween frights. Picture from Longview Public Library.
The Longview Public Library scares up fun Halloween frights. Picture from Longview Public Library.

The Longview Public Library wants you to have a “spooktacular good time”  this Halloween. Their second annual Haunted Library event is on Friday, Oct. 24th and Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This is the second year the Haunted Library has been held. Over 800 people attended the haunted library event last year. This was the biggest  turnout of all the special events the library has hosted.

The entire library staff is involved in the event, putting up decorations and ensuring families have a great time at their annual Halloween event. Volunteers from the City of Longview departments and surrounding communities are also helping make the haunted library possible.

It is recommended for children 10 years and older, who can “encounter eerie werewolves, aliens, vampires, and zombies” along a glowing path inside the library. The scary event includes “blood, gore, scary scenes, screaming in agony, people jumping out,” and other things that may be too intense for some attendees. Parents are encouraged to “use their best judgement” as to what their children can handle. There will be activities for younger children outside the library on Eastman Plaza.

The library will close at 12 noon on Oct. 24th to put up the spooky decorations necessary to transform the library into a haunted attraction. At 6 p.m. they will re-open to the public for the Halloween festivities. All day Saturday, the library will close for regular business but opens again at 6 p.m.

The Haunted Library has free admission. Partners in Prevention will be taking donations for children in need. School supplies like markers, notebooks, pencils, and home essentials like toothpaste, deodorant, and baby wipes are appreciated.

The Longview Public Library is located at 222 West Cotton St. in Longview, Texas.

For more information on the Longview Public Library and upcoming events, visit www.library.longviewtexas.gov.