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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Halloween treats at WC library branches


October 29, 2020

COLFAX –– Looking for safe and “spooktacular” activities to do with your family in the spirit of Halloween? Several branches of Whitman County Library are offering all treats, no tricks for families in the last week of October.


The Albion Library is hosting two virtual programs in the spirit of Hallows Eve on Thursday, Oct. 29. The first event is a reading of “Sleepy Hollow” at 3:30 p.m. for kids in grades fourth and up. Family Spooky Storytime begins at 7 p.m. with scary stories read by Librarian Amy and some of her ghostly friends. Pick up free apple cider or hot chocolate mixes and snacks between 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the library on Oct. 29. Email Amy Ferguson at [email protected] or call 509-338-9641 to receive virtual invites for both events.


Fall Storytime events for families comes to the Colfax Library on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each story session includes stories, finger plays and more! Space is limited for each session so call Nichole Kopp at 509-397-4366 to reserve a spot. Families are encouraged to dress up (non-scary costumes preferred). Social distancing and face masks will be followed.

Trick-or-Treat activities bags are available all day at the Colfax, Palouse and St. John Libraries on Friday, Oct. 30. Each bag contains hands-on candy experiment activity sheets, supplies, treats and more! Bags are geared to kids in grades preschool through sixth grade. The St. John Library will have bags available beginning Oct. 28 during open hours; and the Colfax Library will have bags available beginning Thursday, Oct. 29 while supplies last.


Break out your art supplies, and decorate a face mask in fall or Halloween style and drop by the Oakesdale and Tekoa libraries for free candy during open hours. This event is for all ages, and free face masks are available at both locations. Keeping up with tradition, the Oakesdale Library will be handling out candy with other local businesses on Friday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.


On Saturday, Oct. 31, the Rosalia Library is hosting a Spooky Storytime event at the mini-park next to the library. Each story session include stories, songs, games and a grab-n-go snack/craft bag. Space is limited for each session so early registration is encouraged. Social distancing and face masks will be required at the event. Call Marcy Campbell at 509-523-3109 to reserve a spot.

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Jana Mathia, Reporter

Jana Mathia is a reporter at the Whitman County Gazette.

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