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Children can enjoy the fun of Halloween from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Musser Public Library Trick Or Treat, 304 Iowa Ave, Muscatine.

This is the first time in several years that the library has held a Halloween event, and they’re thrilled to be starting again, said Betty Collins, youth services librarian.

“There are always a lot of kids in the neighborhood trick or treating and we wanted to have something again to get kids into the library and have a fun Halloween,” Collins said. “We really love to see kids in here reading and having fun.”

Children in costume or otherwise can swing by to get some treats and Halloween crafts, and check out displays of holiday-themed books and movies.

“The most popular are children’s picture books, kids’ books are always the most popular around this time of year, and we always have a lot of great books for kids,” Collins said. “People are also always looking for scary movies and we’ve got many of those for people, too.”

One of the most popular book series this year has been the two-decades-old “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” trilogy, Collins said. Goosebumps is always a favorite, and there are a few books about a certain boy wizard that always spark the imagination during the Halloween season.

“Harry Potter is popular, of course, but it’s popular year-round,” Collins said. “The same with scary movies. There are always people looking for scary movies. More so now, but they’re always popular.”

As Collins noted, she’s looking forward to seeing plenty of little ghosts and goblins haunt the library’s steps as they return to hosting Halloween.

“We’re really looking forward to doing it again and seeing all the kids dress up and come in and have fun,” Collins said. “We’re always happy to see people come in the library any day of the year.”

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