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Frightening Fun at the San Benito County Free Library

To celebrate the Halloween season, the library will host a series of programs for families and young patrons. The fun includes seasonal crafts, a spooky parade, and Harry Potter Trivia Night
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As Halloween approaches, the San Benito County Free Library will be hosting a series of seasonal programs to celebrate this most ghoulish time of the year.

The festivities start on Wednesday, Oct. 26, with storytime. We’ll read enchanted stories and make fun crafts. Be sure to come in costume and bring your noise-makers for our spooky parade throughout the library.  The first session will start at 10 a.m. and the second session will start at 11 a.m. Each session will have crafts and a parade.

On Friday, Oct. 28, the library will present Harry Potter Trivia Night from 4-5 p.m., a program designed for ages 11-14. Young Muggles will be sorted into their separate houses (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw), and then work as a group to defeat the other houses as their knowledge of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be put to the test. This program is limited to the first 30 sign-ups, and participants are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.

Community members can register for these events by visiting the San Benito County Free Library at 470 5th St. in Hollister, or by contacting the library at (831) 636-4107 or [email protected]

— Julie Soto contributed to this article.


Richard is a recent graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University, and currently serves as a youth services librarian at the San Benito County Free Library. Before becoming a librarian, he attended Anzar High School and is a native of San Juan Bautista.