Join Wilson County Public Library online in October for fun, spooky, and crafty programs for all ages. All programs will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels, unless otherwise specified. Seasonal and Halloween programs include an online costume contest for teens, and craft activities to pick up at library branches.
Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs listed below.
Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment. For questions about the library and the upcoming virtual programs, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.
For information on library hours, bookdrop accessibility, and modified schedules due to coronavirus, visit the Wilson County Public Library’s Covid-19 information page.
Main Library Programs
The main library is located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson, North Carolina.
Hours: Monday-Tuesday 10am-7pm; and Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.
For more information, contact Youth Services at 252.237.5355, press option 4.
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020 @ 7pm
Activities for ages 5 and up. Activity packets will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020 @ 10am
Stories for ages 0-10.
Young Adult Programs
For more information, contact Kate Brittain, Young Adult Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or email K. Brittain.
Teen Reading Scare-a-Thon
October 1-31, 2020
Ages 12-19, read as many scary books as you can from our spooky horror/thriller reading list for a chance to win a prize. Think you’re NOT afraid of the dark? You may be after reading these books! The reading list will be posted on the library’s website and Facebook. Registration is required; contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 4pm
For ages 13-18, and registration is required. The Wilson County Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) gives teens the opportunity to share ideas and plan programs and services offered to their peers by the library. Members of TAB attend monthly meetings and assist in at least one teen program each school year. Participation may count toward school and National Honor Society service hours! Meetings will be held via Zoom. Please contact Kate Brittain, Young Adult Librarian at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or via email to register and obtain a Zoom link.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 3pm
For ages 12-19. Submit a picture of your best Halloween costume via the library’s Facebook page for a chance to win a prize. The more creative the better! Photos must comply with the library’s Customer Conduct Policy to be approved for posting.
TGIF: Teen Book of the Week
Fridays @ 11am
TGIF is a weekly book review show featuring our Teen Librarian, Kate Brittain. Kate reviews and recommends books for readers of Young Adult literature, and provides background information on each book. Tune in to our Facebook or YouTube pages every Friday at 11:00am for a brand new episode!
Ice House Entrepreneurship Program
Begins Monday, October 5, 2020
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program also provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.
Participants will complete online self-paced lessons. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Gardner, Assistant Library Director, at 252.237.5355 x.5072 or email A. Gardner@wilson-co.com.
Recycled Book Wreath Craft
Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 11am
For ages 16 and up, and registration is required. Add beautifully bookish décor to your home when you make a wreath from recycled books! Registration is required as supplies are limited. Contact Adult Services at 252.237.5355 x.5028 to register in advance and to obtain your supply packet. Then, follow along with our instructional video on Facebook or YouTube.
Local History and Genealogy Programs
For more information, contact Tammy Medlin, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or email T. Medlin.
Haunted NC Stories
Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 7pm
Celebrate Halloween through learning about our state’s ghostly past. Local History and Genealogy Librarian Tammy Medlin will tell tales of pirates, headless specters, haunted gold mines and more!
Branch Library Programs
Black Creek Branch Library
Located at 103 Central Avenue, Black Creek, NC.
Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10am-6pm
Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins
Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 10am-5:30pm
Ages 6-10. Participants will create pipe cleaner pumpkins from beads. Grab-and-go kits will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Bat Bags Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 10am-5:30pm
Ages 6-10. Participants will make a bat for Halloween and go on a scavenger hunt outside to find items that bats might eat. Grab-and-go kits will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Elm City Branch Library
Located at 114 N Railroad Street, Elm City, NC.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Day of the Dead Symbols & Traditions
Beginning October 1, 2020 @ 10am-5pm (while supplies last)
During October, explore traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration which includes remembering and honoring family members who have died. Our versions of the sugar skull — calavera — will be a tissue paper decoration for children and a luminary for teens. Pick up a craft packet to take home while supplies last.
Lucama Branch Library
Located at 103 E Spring Street, Lucama, NC.
Hours: Monday and Thursday @ 10am-6pm
Ghoulish Gang Monster Kits
Monday, October 12 and Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ noon-5pm
For ages 5-12. Participants will make a variety of monster figures from popsicle sticks, wiggly eyes, and other bedazzled jewels. Grab-and-go kits will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Perky Pumpkin Stix
Monday, October 26 and Thursday October 29, 2020 @ noon-5pm
For ages 5-12. Participants will create their own unique version of Halloween Pumpkins. All needed supplies will be provided. Grab-and-go kits will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Crocker Branch Library (Stantonsburg)
Located at 114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg, NC.
Hours: Monday and Thursday @ 2:30-6pm
Family Fun Craft – To Go!
Monday, October 12 and Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Monday, October 26 and Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Enjoy a family friendly craft with a Spooky theme! Grab-and-go kits will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Source: A. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library