Librarians! Trick-or-Treat!

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TOR Furry THalloween has gotten complicated, has it not? Candy is often against city health parameters and the holiday is not in sync with many family cultures and traditions.

Yet, there is such a JOY in costumes, a joy in kids telling us the stories of who they will BE for Halloween. Halloween is a holiday of imagination and story.

Curious City, a creative children’s book marketing and literacy company, hopes to increase the access to stories on Halloween (and year round) and use the holiday to facilitate patron book discovery.



100+ Scary, Mysterious & Fantastical Stories for Patrons

Using children’s book excerpts, book trailers, slideshows of sequential illustrations and audiobook clips, TRICK OR REATERS is offering 100+ free story teasers to introduce kids (ages 12 and under) to new authors and books. Explore the growing list of stories here.

Look to the right of the page to see how your kids can select stories by Age-o-Meter, Scare-o-Meter or Choose Your Treat (keywords).

Many of the stories also have free downloadable activities!

Everything is FREE and patrons’ information is not requested nor recorded in any way.




What is the best way to use TRICK OR REATERS? That is for you to decide, clever ones! For whatever you choose, we offer a collection of free B&W flyers for you to print and share with patrons.

Some librarians are:

  • Sharing the website on their blog & other outreach to families
  • Stuffing Trick-or-Treat bags with flyers at the library & at home
  • Placing flyers on info & circulation desks
  • Using TRICK OR REATERS stories for 10/31 read aloud’s

“I just read about Trick or Reaters…Our library had been looking for a way to connect with All Hallows Read and you made it SO easy, particularly in our current understaffed situation. Thank you from the bottom of my story loving heart!”
—Amy Rhilinger, Attleboro Public Library