Chilling reads, thrilling tales & lots of Halloween fun

Feel that chill in the air? Halloween season is here! And your Oak Park librarians are back with spine-chilling reads, creepy tales, and lots more Halloween fun:

Browse: Spine-chilling tales & scary stories

More from your digital library, sorted by audience & app




Attend: Upcoming events for teens & kids


MHS Halloween Boo Bash
Tuesday, October 31, 3:30-6:30 pm, Oak Park Public Library, Main Library. Join us as Middle & High School Services (MHS) transforms the Middle School Meet Up and High School Hangout into a spooky place to chill this Halloween. Activities to keep you on your toes and some chilling treats. Don't miss this ghoulishly good time! Register now »


Children's Halloween Costume Swap
Oak Park Public Library, Main Library. Looking for Halloween costumes for children ages 0-11? "Shop" the free swap—even if you don't have a costume to swap! Have a costume to donate? Drop off gently used and newly washed costumes and accessories for children ages 0-11 in the Main Library Children's Services Area during the library’s open hours. Learn more »

  • Through October 12: Costume Drop-off
  • Thursday, October 12, 10 am-12 pm & 4-6 pm: Shop the Swap

Spooky Stories & Craft
Thursday, October 26, 3-4 pm, Oak Park Public Library, Main Library. Ready to get a little spooky, maybe a little macabre? Join us for spooky stories, songs, and a craft. Best for kids 4-8 who like to get a little scared or grossed out. Register now »

Haunted Trails Tales in the Dark
Monday, October 30, 6-6:45 pm, Oak Park Public Library, Main Library. Get ready for some spooky stories after dark! Join us outside the library for a series of light fright stories and fun. Best for preschool and elementary-age kids. Costumes encouraged. Register now »

Great Pumpkin Storytime
Tuesday, October 31, 10-10:30 am, Oak Park Public Library, Main Library. It's a great day for pumpkin and autumnal stories and songs! This storytime is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children up to age 5. Get ready to sing and dance with your child! Register now »

Watch: Sharing Halloween stories with your little ones

Halloween is the perfect time for stories, but not all kids want to be scared. Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley share ways to let kids drive the stories, along with a fun pumpkin rhyme for babies and toddlers!

Miss Jenny has two great Halloween and Dia de Muertos books to share—a little spooky but not really! How do you like to celebrate autumn holidays?

Borrow books by Flavia Z Drago in English or Spanish, in print or online »