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Storytimers Trick-or-Treat the Neighborhood

October 28, 2010

The storytime children at the Dearborn branch went "trick-or-treating" to several prearranged nearby locations Tuesday. This is a tradition of several years here. The parents enjoy the event and have a great opportunity to get pictures. The local businesses they visit enjoy seeing the children, and it is a social occasion for kids and parents alike.

Halloween, under many names in different cultures, has been a time of celebrating the coming of winter for many centuries. It has been a time to remember deceased loved ones, and tell fantastic tales of the uneasy spirits that still walk the earth. In North Carolina, it was said that Halloween was a time when people could hear the wind whispering what the future held. By the late 1900's (according to Wordbook), halloween became one of the most profitable events for businesses in America.

Family Storytime for preschoolers is held at the Dearborn Branch every Tuesday at 10:00 AM. We invite you to join us for stories, fingerplays and movement stories, and a simple craft that gives each child a memento of the meeting, like a piece of refrigerator art or a coloring sheet. It’s a great social event for the children and a place for parents to make new friends. We hope to see you soon.

Howard B.
Dearborn Branch

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