Halloween stories in the library!

Halloween is almost upon us and what a perfect time to delve into the spooky areas of our library collection to see what you can borrow to scare your friends!

The House on the Hill by Kyle Mewburn & illustrated by Sarah Davis is available to borrow from the Kelvin Grove and Caboolture Curriculum Collections. It is a rhyming picture book for students in primary school, but there is no reason adults can’t enjoy it too.

American Horror Story is a spooky television series to get into if you haven’t already and nothing beats a few episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Of course, nothing beats reading a good book from the king of horror – from Carrie to The Shining and The Dark Tower series, there is always something to read from the prolific and deliciously unsettling Stephen King.

Don’t forget we have many Ebook collections for you to find a thrilling scare and if you’re looking for online videos we have access to The Darkside a film retelling various Indigenous ghost stories from around Australia.

Do you have any suggestions for scary Halloween stories? Let us know your favorite author or story in the comments.

 

National Simultaneous Storytime

Today is National Simultaneous Storytime! It is the part of Library and Information week and promotes reading and enjoying books to young Australians. Every year a picture book is chosen from an Australian author and illustrator and read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centers, homes, bookshops and wherever else anyone can around the country!NSS2016-Web-Heading

This fun and exciting event encourages the value of reading and literacy. It addresses key areas of learning from the National Curriculum for Grades 1 – 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. It is a great opportunity to get together and share the joys of books and reading.

I-Got-This-Hat-cover-imageThis year’s National Simultaneous Storytime book is I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple, illustrated by Jon Foye. Around the country at 11am the story will be told simultaneously for all to enjoy. Even if you can’t make it by 11am or to a Storytime in person, have no fear for everyone can enjoy National Simultaneous Storytime.  It doesn’t matter whether you are at home, school, a public library or even a university student,  you can watch the video of I Got This Hat!

And to top it all off (literally!) why not wear a fun hat or make your own pirate hat to show your enthusiasm and support for National Simultaneous Storytime?