Our local libraries have some tricks and treats up their sleeves for Halloween this year! Many libraries in the Stateline 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!

Silly Scarecrow

Where: North Suburban Library Loves Park and Roscoe branches
5562 Clayton Cir., Roscoe, IL and 6340 N. 2nd St., Loves Park, IL

When: October 6 – 31, 2022
Pick up at your convenience

Kids in grades K-6 can pick up supplies to make a silly scarecrow. Share a photo of the scarecrow on the NSLD Facebook page under the Silly Scarecrow post to enter a drawing for a chance to win a prize!


Cemeterrariums

Where: Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

When: October 6, 2022 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Teens and adults can make their own cemetery terrarium. Supplies are provided. Register here.


Puffy Paint Pumpkin Painting

Where: Rockford Public Library Montague Branch
1238 S. Winnebago St., Rockford, IL

When: October 12, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm

Kids can paint a glow in the dark pumpkin. All supplies are provided. Register here.


Frankentoys

Where: Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

When: October 13, 2022 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Teens can create their own creatures using sewing skills. No registration required.


Halloween Costume Swap

Where: Ida Public Library
320 N. State St., Belvidere, IL

When: October 15, 2022 from 11 am – 1 pm

Bring in old costumes in the month of September and October then stop by the find a new costume at this event.


Scary Tales

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

When: October 15, 2022 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Kids ages 7-12 can listen to spooky tales and make a creepy craft.


Halloween J-I-N-G-O

Where: Rockford Public Library Montague Branch
1238 S. Winnebago St., Rockford, IL

When: October 19, 2022 from 6 pm – 7 pm

Kids ages 6-12 can play Halloween Jingo, a bingo style game. Register here.


Stranger Things Dungeons and Dragons

Where: Cherry Valley Library
755 E. State St., Cherry Valley, IL

When: October 21, 2022 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Kids ages 12-17 can enjoy a Stranger Things themed D&D campaign. Register here.


Halloween Costume Party for Teens

Where: Ida Public Library
320 N. State St., Belvidere, IL

When: October 22, 2022 from 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Kids ages 11-18 can enjoy a mysterious mansion-themed party with activities, crafts, snacks, and a costume contest. Registration recommended.


Silly Spooky Stories and Mystery Box Game

Where: Rockford Public Library Montague Branch
1238 S. Winnebago St., Rockford, IL

When: October 25, 2022 from 4 pm – 4:30 pm

Listen to a story in the dark and use your imagination to figure out what is in the mystery box. Treats and drinks will be provided. Register here.


Scary-oke

Where: Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

When: October 27, 2022 from 5 pm – 7 pm

Kids ages 5 and up can scream or sing to their favorite spooky songs. No registration required.


Spooky Crafts

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

When: October 28, 2022 from 2 pm – 4 pm

Kids ages 6-12 can create spooky decorations just in time for Halloween.


Ghost Stories

Where: Palmer Park
2501 Palmer Dr., Janesville, WI

When: October 28, 2022 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Kids ages 8 and up can tell spooky stories around the fire. All are welcome. No registration required.


Teen Movie Night

Where: Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

When: October 31, 2022 from 5 pm – 7 pm

Teens can watch a movie and enjoy snacks and activities. No registration required.


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