This guide is ever expanding and changing as we get new additions to the library's collection and as such it is a lot to keep up with! Don't see your favorite horror book that you've seen at the library? E-mail us!
Ghost with Candle from Beistle circa 1973
Trick or Treating at the Library (October 31) - Trick or treat your library! All three floors of the Downtown Branch will be stocked with treats (including Teal Pumpkin friendly treats) for our little costumed patrons from open to close!
Spooktacular Puppet Show (October 31) - Enjoy a fun, spooky puppet show and craft!
Teen Masquerade Ball (October 26 from 8pm-Midnight) - We are gearing up for our annual Teen Masquerade Ball, and this one is shaping up to be the best yet. This year's theme is magical masquerade ball, you can find out more information and purchase tickets here.
Seeking something spooky? Hankering for horror? Look no further!
Even if it's not fall, there's never a bad time to curl up with a tale of terror...be it an old favorite or trying something new. In addition to books, this guide also features some great audio books that bring a whole new level to your experience. This guide features selections from our catalog to showcase some of our favorite examples of Halloween spookiness for the young and horror for older audiences! The following pages are broken down by age starting with Children featuring picture and board books, moving on to Juvenile featuring chapter books, to Teen and Adult offerings across many different formats.
Using this guide
The main tabs of the guide are the different age ranges for items in our collection, clicking any of the tabs will take you to a landing page with some of my favorite or most popular reads of the respective collection as well as a peak from some of the new to the catalog items. From the main tabs there is a drop down list of specific categories in the age range of your choosing (i.e. fiction, non-fiction, ect).
Looking to add some humor to your horror? Be sure to check out our Supernatural Humor guide.
Looking for a book we don't currently have in the library's collection? Put in a patron request! You can either inquire at any of our branches or from home using our website:
1. Go to www.hmcpl.org
2. Log into your account using your library card number and pin
3. From your account page select "Patron Request" from the tab on the left side of the screen
4. Fill in as much information as you can for the item you're requesting
You'll be notified as soon as your suggestion is looked over and if it is accepted you will have a hold placed on it so you'll be the first person to check it out!