Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooky Library Room

Spook Trail time in Lake View. Between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, trick or treaters will be roaming the streets of the down town where most if not all businesses will dole out Halloween treats. Since beginning the library's "after school hour" the library meeting room has been acquiring all kinds of creepy decor leading up to this final October event. Beginning with the creation of a life size scarecrow, bats & skeletons hanging around, spiders weaving their webs all over the room and pumpkins&jack-o-lantern art showing up all over, this room is ready for "masked visitors" of all shapes and sizes come Monday, the 31st. Some added items include a skeleton head that blinks and another skeleton that sings a silly tune. Black candles will be lit along with a special votive candle that along with the hanging black entrance bat will create those typically frightening sounds one associates with Halloween.

Do wish everyone a safe and pleasant Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October "after school hour" projects

The Monday "after school hour" I initiated this year has really been a successful endeavor. Pictured here are scenes from our "skeleton day" and "spider day". You will also notice the life size scarecrow the students made during our "scarecrow day". Our visiting live "skeleton" in one picture helped pass out unique skeleton shaped candy on a pretzel stick that his mother so graciously made for the students. A team competition was held on Skeleton Day to see which team could assemble skeletal bones the quickest. One of the special spider activities was the making of cake roll "spiders" using pretzels for legs and red hots for eyes. We also played the game Twister. With the help of a library volunteer, our meeting room is getting spookier each week. Pictures of this room will be forthcoming as we complete our October Halloween themes before going into a November theme.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch at Valles, Ne.

I had the opportunity to visit this excellent Halloween extravaganza recently. It is an extensively decorated pumpkin patch along with a large gift shop and numerous areas of family fun as seen in some of these pictures. I was there to specifically to see and hear my friend's grandson who plays in the teenage band called Crimson Dawn. That is a great band group I might add. I would like to have them be one Lake View's Stone Pier Concert performers for some time in the future.