Tuesday 30th October saw the “Friends” host Lakenheath Library ’s very first Halloween Spook-tacular event – and they were blown away with what a terror-ific success it proved to be! A whopping 217 customers of all ages came through our doors over the course of the 4 hour event – almost four times our average footfall for a Tuesday opening!
As our photographs show, the library was given a frightful facelift with bats and spiders hanging from the ceiling, spiders webs adorning our monitors, skull and crossbones balloons (*all* blown up by the mega-lunged Bill), a skeletal new member of staff and a batch of pumpkins skilfully carved by members of the group.
F.O.L.K.’s resident (non-)wicked witch, Marilyn – replete with hat, cape and broomstick – cast a spell of enchantment over the attendees by reading a variety of spooky short stories, while there was an unending queue for children wanting their faces painted by our hard-working volunteer, Laurie, who we will definitely call on again for future library events given her immense popularity!
Meanwhile, the “Creepy Crafting” table saw children creating all manner of pumpkin-shaped masks, pirate hats and pipe-cleaner spiders in preparation for Wednesday’s trick or treating, overseen by our “devilish” artist Sheila (once she’d finished work, of course).
Add to this a bewitching soundtrack of haunting party favourites, a cauldron full of tasty treats and a library manager with a frightful headache (see pic), and it’s not hard to see why the Halloween Spook-tacular far exceeded the community group’s goal of getting more ghouls and guys through our door and making use of their local library.
Many, many thanks to all the “Friends” who contributed to the experience, even if you weren’t able to attend on the day, and finger’s crossed our forthcoming Christmas event (still being planned – watch this space!) will prove just as popular.