Tip of the Day: Save random Halloween costume pieces year after year -- you never know when they'll come in handy again!
On Thursday night, I proved that libraries can be cool.
OK, many of you blog readers already know that libraries are cool. I certainly know they are. But this past Halloween Eve, I invited a psychic, a palm-reader/astrologer, and two graphologists to my library for Hallow-Teen Psych Night to help me prove Brighton Memorial Library's coolness to my teens.
And it was a hit! I had 52 teens show up -- most in fantastic costumes! Here's a shot of the fun festivities.
And check out who that is on the left in the blue frock. Why it's children's author Vivian Vande Velde as a fair maiden and her lovely pirate daughter! Yes, I was very psyched that they came by.
As for me, I reused an old dress and dollar store ears/tail for my costume. The lovely DJ Cat (who spun spooky tunes all night long) bailed me out with the whiskers since I forgot my eyeliner at home. Go glittery brown eyeshadow!
I'm not sure if any of the teens who came checked out materials, or if they'll be back for other events, but it can't hurt, right?
What do the teens in your community think about your public library? How often do they use it -- and for what?
Deena, Miss Recently Repped