Scary stories, horrifying tales & lots of Halloween fun

It’s officially Halloween season! 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




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 »

Attend: Upcoming events for teens & kids


Halloween Iron-On T-Shirt Costume Making
Looking for a way to show your scary side? Just want something that feels like fall? Learn to use software to design a t-shirt costume for Halloween or just autumn-themed. Then use a vinyl cutting machine to cut it out and iron it onto a shirt to take home! T-shirt, iron-on vinyl, and heat pressing provided. Learn more at

  • Grades 9-12: Tuesday, October 18, 4-6 pm, Main Library High School Space. Register now »
  • Grades 6-8: Thursday, October 20, 4-6 pm, Main Library Middle School Space. Register now »

Teen Book Club: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Monday, October 24, 4-5 pm, Main Library Small Meeting Room. All teens are welcome to join this book club for teens that discusses titles in all genres. In October, we'll discuss Coraline by Neil Gaiman. For grades 6-12. Register now »

TechGirlz: 3D Pumpkin Carving: Slicing + Design Using CAD
Tuesday, October 25, 4-6:30 pm, Main Library Creative Studio. Customize a 3D pumpkin and get your creation printed out in one of our 3D printers! Students will learn about 3D printing principles, design their 3D object, download designs onto 3D printing software, queue up their project to be printed, then be able to come pick up their project when it is ready later in the week. For grades 6-12. Register now »

Scary Spooky Sunda(y)e With the Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board
Sunday, October 30, 1-4 pm, Main Library High School Space. Come meet the Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board members while creating your own Halloween sundae! Stick around to also watch a family-friendly spooky movie! Register now »


Haunted Trails Tales in the Park
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-7:30 pm, Scoville Park. Get ready for some spooky stories after dark! Join us in Scoville Park for a series of light fright stories as we walk around the park and enjoy some apple cider. For preschoolers through grade 5. Learn more »

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