Saturday, October 24, 2020

Curbside Service is for Kids, Too!

We've been doing Curbside Service at the Gordon-Nash for a few weeks now and patrons have been checking out books and other library materials. I've had a few requests for children's books and am always so excited to fill them! The new children's areas are just about organized so it's easy for any of us to find books that are requested. And kids can borrow books, too!

So - Halloween's coming later this week! How about a nice spooky book? Here are just a few popular titles - and an opportunity for a take-home craft for kids! 

Bone dog by Eric Rohmann 
Although devastated when his pet dog dies, a young boy goes trick-or-treating and receives a timely visit from an old friend during a scary encounter with graveyard skeletons.

Click, clack, boo! : a tricky treat by Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, but the animals hold a Halloween party in his barn.

Creepy pair of underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear...!

The fierce yellow pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown 
A little pumpkin dreams of the day when he will be a big, fierce, yellow pumpkin who frightens away the field mice as the scarecrow does.

Halloween Motel by Sean Diviny
When a family mistakenly checks into the wrong motel for Halloween, they do not realize just how scary the other guests are.

Halloween hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson
Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party, but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart.

John Pig's Halloween by Jan Waldron
Too scared to go trick-or-treating, John Pig stays home on Halloween and has an unplanned party with some unexpected, monstrous guests.

Pete the cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean
Pete the Cat takes on the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins" in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Join Pete as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song!

Ladybug Girl and the dress-up dilemma by David Soman
"It is Halloween and Lulu doesn't know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day."

The legend of Spookley the square pumpkin by Joe Troiano
Spookley is ridiculed for his odd shape until his uniqueness saves the day.

The too-scary story by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
At bedtime, their father tells Grace and Walter a scary story about two children in a dark forest.

Room on the broom by Julia Donaldson
A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

Mercy Watson : princess in disguise by Kate DiCamillo
Persuaded by the word "treating" to dress up as a princess for Halloween, Mercy the pig's trick-or-treat outing has some very unexpected results

Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr
The townspeople must decide what to do with thousands of pumpkins that roll down a hill and into their midst just before Halloween.

I've made up a limited number of Halloween craft bags, with materials and instructions for making a simple Pumpkin Person to hang at your house. Kids just need crayons, scissors, and glue - all other materials are provided. If you'd like a take-home craft bag, just let us know how many when you request your books. 

To request library materials, call the library (603-677-3740) or email ( We'll fill your requests, get back to you to confirm, and then deliver them to the large bin by the downstairs back door so you can pick them up. If you want to learn how to use the library's online catalog to search for and request books, there's a short video on the library's website that shows how that's done ( Pretty easy! Hope we hear from you soon!