Trick-or-treating boy with jack-o-lantern bucket

Hoover Public Library’s week of Halloween fun is almost here!  Make sure you drop by at least once October 25-31, 2021!  Here’s a breakdown of the monstrous fun you’ll find:

ALL WEEK
Our Monster Mash Hopscotch let’s you jump, hop, and skip your way to the library in a spooky take on a classic activity.
Pick up your Monster Fun-tivities Pack in the Children’s Department.  Each bag is filled with crafts and other Halloween fun.
Walk through our Halloween Maze and see what spooky things lurk in the nonfiction stacks.
Pick up a clue sheet and see what marvelous monster-ness you can find in our Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt.
Take a pic with a Halloween character or two in our Photo-Ops.  #hplkidshalloween2021

STORYTIMES
All of our weekly storytimes will be Halloween-themed!
Mother Goose - Monday, 10/25/21 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. (1-year-olds, Call 205-444-7830 to register.)
Together with Twos - Tuesday, 10/26/21 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. (2-year-olds, Call 205-444-7830 to register.)
Story Sprouts at the Gardens - Wednesday, 10/27/21 at 10:30 a.m. (1 to 5-year-olds)
PJ Storytime - Thursday, 10/28/21 at 6 p.m. (all ages, Call 205-444-7830 to register.)

FOR TEENS
Make a "scary" locker decoration at Monster Wreaths on Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.  Register online or call 205-444-7826.

TRICK OR TREAT!
We WILL be able to host in-person trick-or-treating at the library this year!  We’ll have 8 candy stations set up on the main level on Sunday, October 31, 1-5 p.m.  Come by in your costume for some sweet Halloween treats!

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