The next two weeks at the Scottsboro Public Library are filled with festive Halloween events. All of these events are open to all ages and are very family friendly.

The first event the library is hosting the Storybook Pumpkin Contest. Participants are invited to decorate a pumpkin as their favorite character from a book. The library will provide pumpkins and will accept entries from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24.  The fifth annual Book or Boo will take place Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free crafts, games and trunk or treat.

Costumes are welcome. In past years, the library has hosted on average 300 to 400 people for this event. It is advised that people plan on arriving in the morning because supplies are limited. The library is still looking for sponsors from local businesses and organizations for this event. Contact Laura Pitts for more information about sponsorship.

Both the storybook pumpkin contest and Book or Boo is paid for by the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), which is a federally funded grant for public libraries. Book or Boo and the pumpkin painting contest will be hosted indoors so the weather will not interfere with the event.

There will be a Books And Brains Zombie Fun Run/Walk on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. The race will be a Halloween-themed color run. ‘Zombies’ will be stationed around the course to throw colorful powder that is Halloween inspired.

The course will start at the library where runners will travel down Broad Street and loop through King Caldwell Park ending at the library.

To preregister, visit the library or sign up online via the library’s Facebook page. The entry costs are 15 dollars for individuals and 25 dollars for families (up to 3 members) with an additional 5 five dollars per extra family member. All proceeds from the race will benefit the library.

This Halloween season will include events for everyone at the Scottsboro Public Library. For more information about upcoming events at the library check out their Facebook page or website at

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