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Spooky Reads for the Whole Family


Fall is officially here, and with darker nights and brisker air upon us, it’s no wonder that many of us seek something equally chilling to read or watch. This season, look no further than the library for all of your spooky needs. From slightly spooky to nightmare-worthy, find the perfect, frightening fit for everyone in the family.


If television and movies are your preference, find a full spectrum of spine-chilling stories in the Library's DVD collection. You can also stream a wide variety of titles through Hoopla. We recommend their Best of Hoopla: Horror Collection.

If you’re searching for more family-friendly videos, try Just for Kids Access Video. Provided by the Library of Virginia, this story, song, and video streaming platform is available all-year-round, and is a great place to start for little ones.


If you’d rather listen to a book, you’ll be happy to hear that our Spooky Storyline is back! For the month of October, in addition to our weekly Storyline, callers with kids can listen to not-too-spooky tales for a slight fright or try out our new, spookier line, for a bigger scare. The choice is yours! Dial 804-501-1946 to tune in.

In addition to Storyline, you can feed your fear with haunting music and audiobooks from Hoopla. Discover a haunting tale in their Halloween Horror, Paranormal Romance, or Halloween for Kids collections. Or head to Overdrive to browse their wide selection of audiobooks. 


Finally, be sure to check the shelves or browse hundreds of titles in our online catalog. Below are just a few of our favorites!






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