Daily Archives: October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

In the spirit of the holiday, here are a few Halloween contributions from various libraries.  The Library of Congress has a thorough, but brief article on the history of Halloween, NYPL has loaded a video on how to carve their famous library lion into a pumpkin, and the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts has created a lengthy and varied Halloween reading booklist for all ages. If that isn’t quite enough for you, check out Indiana’s reputedly haunted Willard Library.  If you would like to catch the Grey Lady yourself, there are three cameras that offer images every 20 seconds, 24 hours a day.  This video gives some background information on why she haunts Willard’s historic building.  What fun events are our PLP libraries doing for America’s third-favorite holiday?

Willard's Grey Lady

The Grey Lady of Willard Library