This is Halloween!


This is Halloween, everybody make a scene! Get into that spooky fall spirit with some of these Halloween recommendations. Read below to discover some scary and not-so-scary local events, library programs, and books/media to enjoy this Halloween.

Palo Alto Community Events

Library Events


You can't spell books without BOO! Kids, try these searches to find Halloween books that are currently available at the library!

Or check out these booklists: Spooky Tales for Middle Grades or Spooky Reads for Teens

If all of these are loaned out or don't appeal, you can always use our catalog search to find books about pumpkins, ghosts, witches, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and other Halloween related creatures! Don’t forget to look for eBooks too.

You grown-ups out there might enjoy curling up with a book from one of these Autumn/Halloween-inspired booklists, curated by our Palo Alto librarians!

Spooky Media

Spooky movies and music are a big part of enjoying Halloween and the Library has lots to choose from:

eLibrary Resources

  • Stream or download horror movies from Kanopy
  • Listen to spooky Halloween Horror audiobooks on Hoopla
  • Stream or download Horror and Thriller audiobooks and eBooks on Libby
  • Check out this free Halloween playlist on Freegal
  • Search keyword "Halloween" to find Halloween mangas on ComicsPlus
  • Search keyword "Halloween" to find relevant Asian language magazine articles on Kono
  • If you are serious about Halloween and want to learn every aspect of the holiday, from origin to costume to economic impact, search keyword "Halloween" on ProQuest Central Student  for scholarly papers, news articles, and more

Happy Halloween from everyone at the Palo Alto Libraries! 

Devon Fernandez, Youth Services Librarian, Children's Library | Follow @devon_thelibrarian on Bibliocommons