This year, the library will be introducing Beanstack as our new 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.
All submissions are open from October 1st until October 24th at 11:59 PM. Each program has their own guidelines listed below. Submissions must be sent to email@example.com. Winners will be announced on October 31st.
All ages are welcome to show off their pumpkin decorating skills. Voting will take place via Google Forms between October 26th and October 29th.
Scary Story Contest (Teen Only)
Can you tell a scary story in three sentences? We’d love to see you try! Judging will be done by a blind committee, and plagiarism will result in a discarded submission.
Scary Story Contest (Adult Only)
Adults can submit their six-word scary stories for a chance to win a tote with their scary story on it. Judging will be done blind by a committee. Plagiarism will result in a discarded submission.
Submission Based Programs
All submissions are open from October 1st until October 24th at 11:59 PM. Each submission-based program has their own guidelines listed below.
Want your awesome costume or cosplay to be on display? Submit a picture of you dressed up for the Kingsport Public Library’s Costume Parade! You can submit your photo by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will create a presentation of all the submissions and share it on the library’s website and our social media. By submitting a photo, you are consenting to having it shared publicly.
Is your hometown haunted? We are extremely interested in learning about the scary stories from YOUR hometown. They don’t have to be local. Submissions can be typed up or videoed then sent to email@example.com. By submitting your story, you are consenting to having it shared publicly. All submissions will be posted on our website in an archive for the public to view.
Goblins: 6650 points
Vampires: 8422 points
Werewolves: 7226 points
Zombies: 10212 points
Thursday, October 8th @ 6:00 pm – Author Talk with A.J. Hackwith
Author A.J. Hackwith will be joining us to answer your questions about her new release, The Archive of the Forgotten, or any other question you have about her other works or what is like to be a writer.
Tuesday, October 13th @ 6:30 pm – Author Talk with Amy Edwards & Mara Buchanan
Discussing their new release, Night of the Wampus, Amy Edwards and Mara Buchanan will join us on Zoom to talk about their new novella and answer your questions!
Thursday, October 15th @ 6:00 pm – Spooky Make-Up Tutorial
Miss Brittany will be happy to show you various ways to make a spooky look just in time for Halloween, but you’re welcome to use it year-round!
Friday, October 16th @ 6:00 pm – KPL Animal Crossing Party
Everyone is welcome to hop on and join Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Emily for our spooky Animal Crossing get togethers! Patrons must preregister.
Tuesday, October 20th @ 6:00 pm – Classic Horror Movie Trivia Night
Think you can outrun the Mummy, Michael Myers, Freddy Kreuger, and hordes of zombies? Join us for a trivia night of thrills and chills all about horror movies made from prior to 1985.
Activity Packs will be available outside the Children’s Department entrance. Anyone is welcome to take one home to complete the craft and STEM activities inside them. Don’t forget to share your completions!! We can’t wait to see them!
Join Mrs. Kate on our YouTube Channel at 6PM on the last three Wednesdays in October as she shows us how to do various styles of embroidery while following some spooky themes!
Scarily Sweet Saturdays
Join Mrs. Kyndra as she shows you how to bake and decorate these scarily delicious sweets on our YouTube Channel on the first four Saturdays in October! The Beginner Video for that week will go live at 12PM, and the Intermediate Video for that week will go live at 2PM.