From Staff Reports

The approach of Halloween means different things to different people, but the

unmistakable significance of the season for the Pre-K to fourth grade crowd is costumes and treats, according to Roger

Flood, President of the Friends of the Prosper Library.

"Our mission at the Friends is to encourage a greater use of the library and its resources by all members of the

community. In keeping with that, the Friends along with the library staff are sponsoring a Halloween-themed event for

our youngest patrons. We’re hopeful that we can implant a love of reading and learning by opening the library and

putting on these kinds of events for those in their earliest years," he said.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Friends of the Prosper Community Library and the

library staff are presenting a mini-pumpkin painting party which will include other creative activities for children in Pre-K

to fourth grades.

The Community Library is located at Reynolds Middle School, 700 N. Coleman St.

No registration is necessary and the event is free. Parents and guardians are cordially invited to remain with

their children throughout the event.

Costumes are encouraged. To minimize damage to costumes and clothing, the painting activity will

be accomplished using Crayola washable paints.

"We’ll have plenty of smaller-sized pumpkins for the kids to paint. We will not be carving jack-o’-lanterns or

using any sharp objects. But a jack-o’-lantern face painted on a mini pumpkin would make a wonderful centerpiece for a

Halloween meal or party," said Flood.

Other creative activities will also be held and a fun, whimsical Halloween tale will be shared by the staff.

Additionally, there will be a cookie decorating activity and cookies and beverages will be available for all to


The library holds periodic seasonal-themed events, and suggestions to the staff or the Friends group for future

events are always welcome.