Our local libraries have some treats and tricks up their sleeves for Halloween this year! Many libraries in the Rockford area are hosting fun events for kids of all ages including parades, special storytimes, parties, and movie showings. Head to the library for a spooky good time!

All events are FREE and open to the public!

Families / All Ages

Movies on Main: Hocus Pocus

Where: Nordlof Center
118 North Main Street, Rockford, IL

When: October 28, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Watch the classic 1993 Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, at the Nordlof Center. Movie is rated PG.


Toddlers

Toddler Time Scarecrow

Where: Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

When: October 22, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am and 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Play and listen to a story about scarecrows.


Preschoolers 

Story Hour Happy Halloween

Where: Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

When: October 23 & 24, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (October 24th only)

Listen to a story about Halloween. Come in costume if you’d like.

Preschool Discovery Time: Halloween Party

Where: Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI

When: October 31, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kids are encouraged (but not required) to come in costume. Activities include a parade around the library, storytime, and a treat. For ages 6 and younger, siblings are welcome.

Preschool Halloween Parade

Where: Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

When: October 31
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Kids can wear their costumes and trick-or-treat down Main Street or in the library.


Elementary Age

Saturday Storytime: Halloween Theme

Where: South Beloit Public Library
630 Blackhawk Blvd, South Beloit, Illinois

When: October 20, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kids can wear costumes, do a craft, and listen to a story. Geared toward elementary school age but siblings are welcome.

Weird Wednesdays: The Strange, Freaky, and Unexplained

Where: Rockford Public Library Rock River branch
3128 11th Street, Rockford, IL

When: October 24, 2018
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Listen to a story about the strange, peculiar, scary, spooky, and unexplained. Pull up a chair and listen to Miss Abby read weird tales.

Harry Potter Science

Where: Rockford Public Library Rockton Centre
3112 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL

When: October 25, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Magic for muggles and wizards! Are you a Muggle too? Find out how to do magic without a wand! Make objects float, brew a potion, and more! For ages 5-14


Tweens & Teens

Spooky Cupcake Competition for Teens

Where: North Suburban Library Roscoe
5562 Clayton Cir, Roscoe, IL

When: October 24, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your amateur cake decorating skills to the library for this fun event. Decorate Halloween themed cupcakes and compete for prizes. Register at Reference Services. Limit 30. For grades 6-12.
 

Teen Halloween Bash

Where: Rockford Public Library Hart Interim
214 N Church St, Rockford, IL

When: October 29, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teens can play Mafia Mystery Game, survive the haunted stacks, try to win a worm-bobbing, make a book page pumpkin, and eat some creepy food! Designed for ages 13-19.

Haunted & Historic Stateline

Where: Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI

When: October 29, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For teens and adults. Join paranormal investigator and local historian Kathi Kresol and spirit medium Sara Bowker for local ghost stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

If we missed any great events, please email us at hello@statelinekids.com and let us know!

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