Find some great Halloween books on Hoopla

By Vickie Hardin, Assoc. Director of Public Relations October 12, 2017

Kids love spooky stories during Halloween and Hoopla has a great selection to choose from.  If you have not tried Hoopla, I hope you will visit the BPL website, and browse the collection.  Hoopla guarantees you “will have the spookiest Halloween yet with these hauntingly good collections that feature both adult and family-friendly titles.”

Get creative and have your own spooky story time.  Audio books can be a fun way to entertain kids this fall whether it is listening to a story in the back yard with flashlights and treats or inside while working on a Halloween craft. 

A short list of Halloween audio book titles include:

“How to Catch a Monster” by Adam Wallace; “Pete the Cat, Five Little Pumpkins” by James Dean; “The Pumpkin Head Mystery” by Gertrude Chandler Warner; “The Witches Brew” by Professor Scry; and “Little Shop of Monsters” by R.L. Stine.

Stop by any of the seven BPL locations or go to the library website to find out what other books and programs are available. 

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Make a note: 

Computer access has been completely restored for all BPL branches.  Patrons now have full access from their home computer or other electronic devices to search the catalog, place holds, and look at their record.

Aulds Branch   742-2337                                                                                                                                 

Wed., Oct. 18 at 1p.m., for ages 6 and up—Homeschool Art/Music Class

Wed., Oct. 25 at 3:45p.m., for ages 6 and up—Lego Club

Benton Branch   965-2751

Tues., Oct. 17 at 3:30p.m., for ages 6 to 12—After School Madness, STEM & craft activities

Fri., Oct. 20 at 10a.m., for ages 2 and under—Baby Story Time

Bossier Central 746-1693                                                                                                                      

Fri., Oct. 20 at 3:30p.m., for ages 6 to 8—Adventures in Writing; registration required

Thur., Oct. 26 at 4p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Just in Case You Missed It, catch up on previous crafts; registration required

East 80 Branch   949-2665

Wed., Oct. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30p.m., for ages 7 to 12—Young Readers Book Club; registration required

Tues., Oct. 24 at 3p.m., for ages 5 to 12—Kid Movie Day

Haughton Branch   949-0196 

Wed., Oct. 19 at 9:30a.m., for ages 18 and up—Good Books Book Club will discuss “Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

Sat., Oct. 21 at 1p.m., for all ages—Saturday Movie Day

Plain Dealing Branch 326-4233 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 11a.m. to 12p.m., for all ages—Yoga

Fridays from 10 to 10:45a.m., for ages 5 and under—Lego Time; registration required

Tooke Branch   987-3915 

Thur., Oct. 19 at 3:30p.m., for all ages—Fall Festival with games and activities

Sat., Oct. 21 at 2p.m., for ages 18 and up—Adult Book Club will discuss “The Shack” by William P. Young; registration required

New Books


“Can’t Hardly Breathe” by Gena Showalter

“Winter Warning” by Jerome Charyn

“The Seagull” by Ann Cleeves

“Ghost on the Case” by Carolyn Hart

“Winter Solstice” by Elin Hiderbrand

“The Grip of It” by Jac Jemc

“Five-Carat Soul” by James McBride

“The Prague Sonata” by Bradford Morrow

“The Other Alcott” by Elise Hooper

“The Child” by Fiona Barton


“Bored and Brilliant” by Manoush Zomorodi

“The Four Tendencies” by Gretchen Rubin

“The A-List Diet” by Fred Pescatore

“Illuminating Women in the Medieval World” by Christina Sciacca

“I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool” by Lisa Scottoline

“Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee” by Wayne Flynt

“Not Quit a Genius” by Nate Dern

“The Not-Quite States of America” by Doug Mack

“We Are Data” by John Cheney-Lippold

“Coding All-in-One for Dummies” by Nikhal Aloraham