During the last few years, I’ve done countless events in libraries across Lancashire. The Halloween events are always fantastic, mainly due to the brilliant costumes the children wear! It’s great to share stories with lots of witches, skeletons and vampires, to name but a few.

On the Saturday before Halloween, Blackpool Library Service asked me to share some spooky stories in two of their libraries. I visited Moor Park Library in the morning and Palatine Library in the afternoon. Lots of children and their adults came along to both events to hear some of the more spooky Impossible Tales before they enjoyed opportunities to complete arts and crafts activities with the Family Learning Team. I had a fantastic time and it was a pleasure to put on the storytelling waistcoat yet again.

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A visit to Poulton Library was scheduled for the day of Halloween. I’d visited quite a few times and it was lovely to see a large audience assembled, ready for some stories. It was an absolute pleasure to share stories that featured terrifying false teeth, petrifying pirates and rampant roots. The children (and their adults) listened beautifully and we all had a cracking afternoon.

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The Halloween Library events concluded with my first visit to Fleetwood Library. It’s always exciting to visit new venues, so I was especially looking forward to this event. A fab group of children turned up and it was a pleasure to share the stories with them all. The library even ran a dress-up competition and the winner received a signed copy of More Impossible Tales! Hopefully this will be the first of many visits to Fleetwood.

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