Welcome to Haunted Happenings 2021!
In 2020, everyone read over 45,000 minutes during the month of October. Let’s see if we can read even more this year!
Final Point Totals
Sign up to track books, complete activities, and earn points!
We will once again be using Beanstack as our reading log platform. There will be a link to Beanstack on our website that will direct you on how to log points. You will have the chance to earn reading badges and each badge earns your team extra points.
Decide if you want to be a Goblin, Zombie, Vampire, or Werewolf, and gain points for your team to win the Creature’s Goblet. Every minute you log reading is 1 Pt. Every program you participate in is 25 Pts. If you win in an event or competition, you gain your team 50 Pts. You can keep track of your points on our Instagram, or you can come by the library to see where the point counters are being kept in the glass display case in the front lobby.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest (View the Winners!)
All ages are welcome to show off their pumpkin decorating skills! You can decorate your pumpkin by using craft materials, cutting, or both! Alternately, you can decorate one of our pumpkin coloring sheets (print at home or pick up at the library). Once you’ve finished your artistic pumpkin creation, simply take a photo, and send it to Programs@Kingsportlibrary.org.
Submissions are open from October 1st until October 18th at 11:59 PM. Voting will take place via Google Forms between October 25th and October 29th. Winners will be announced on October 31st.
Thursday, October 7th @ 4:00 pm – Creepy Crafts
Come make some creepy and haunted craft at the Kingsport Public Library on October 7th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm as part of Haunted Happenings! We will be decorating masquerade masks and making scareariums! This event is for students in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, October 12th @ 5:30 pm – Haunted Tri-Cities
Come join Paranormal Technology Investigations on Google Meet to hear spooky stories about haunted places in our region! PTI will share their findings of haunted houses in the region, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions.
Thursday, October 14th All Day – Halloween Card Take ‘N Make
Let’s Get Crafting! Pick up a Halloween Card Making Kit at the Kingsport Public Library starting October 14th! Make your card at home and then send your spooky creation to friends or family! Available while supplies last!
Monday, October 18th All Day – Murder After Dark – Mystery Pack
No matter the town, your neighbors aren’t always what they seem. In this picturesque town, they seem to be turning on each other. Can you figure out which of your neighbors is a cold blooded killer? These Mystery Packs will be available at the Circulation desk from October 18th to October 29th while supplies last.
Tuesday, October 19th @ 6:00 pm – Beetlejuice Trivia Night
It’s showtime! Test your knowledge of Beetlejuice and see if you are the ghost with the most! Join us on October 19th 6:00 – 8:00 pm as we host Beetlejuice Trivia Night on Kahoot! This is a virtual event! A link to the Kahoot Trivia will be posted here and on the library’s Facebook page on the day of the event.
Thursday, October 21st @ 4:00 pm – Haunted Gingerbread House
Come decorate a haunted gingerbread house with the Kingsport Public Library on October 21st from 4-5! All supplies will be provided. This program is for Teens in grades 6-12.
Saturday, October 30th @ 12:00 pm – Craft ‘N Treats
Kingsport Public Library will be joining the festivities at the Downtown Kingsport Trick or Treat on the Street on October 30th from 12: 00 -2:00 pm. We will be at Glenn Bruce Park handing out candy and having crafts available for all ages from preschool to adult!