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.
- Vampenguin by Lucy Ruth Cummins
- Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds
- Pig the Monster by Aaron Blabey
- Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Drago
- Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
- Eerie Elementary series by Jack Chabert
- Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series by Andres Miedoso
- Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
- Weird but True! Halloween: 300 Spooky Facts to Scare You Silly by Julie Beer
- Witches of Brooklyn series by Sophie Escabasse
- Tales to Keep You Up at Night by Dan Poblocki
- Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
- The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
- Up to No Ghoul by Cullen Bunn
- White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
- Contagion by Erin Bowman
- The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman
- Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Samira Ahmed
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