Kent Memorial Library hosts Halloween costume parties
By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Suffield - posted Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Suffield children were invited to come to Kent Memorial Library on Oct. 23 for a little pre-Halloween costume fun and craft time.
“It is the second year we have done this,” said children’s librarian Wendy Taylor. “As long as people continue to enjoy it, we will offer it.” She said that they used to offer a pumpkin-carving event, but that they are trying to do “new and different” things.
The library first offered a daytime program for preschool-age children, which Taylor said had an attendance of 46. The daytime event had crafts and treats and Taylor read a few books to the group.
Later in the day a group of after-schoolers came to enjoy the same sort of fun, but this time a concealed box of “eyes” (grapes) and “brains” (spaghetti) were available for a little textural creepiness. “We didn’t do eyeballs and brains for the little ones,” said Taylor. “The whole imagination thing is too heightened at that age.” The kids were then able to decorate cookies, make crafts and show off their costumes to friends.
While both events had many creative costumes, Taylor commented that they felt especially “protected” at the pre-school event because “all sorts of superheroes” were in attendance.
For more information about upcoming events at the Kent Memorial Library, call Wendy Taylor at 860-668-3896.