Little ones have plenty of opportunities to show off costumes (before bedtime!) at a number of Upstate library events.

The Greenville County Library System offers the Boo Bash at its downtown branch on Oct. 27, during the Bouncing Babies Story Time for babies and toddlers ages 1 to 18 months. The Greer branch will hold Boo Bash at 10 a.m. Oct. 31.

“Last year, we decorated pumpkins with storybook characters, and we’ll do that again this year,” said Terri Keaney, a librarian at the Hughes Main Library location.

The Hughes Main Library’s weekly preschool craft program, Mini-Makers, will feature themes of bones, monsters and candy at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays during October.

Branches will also feature “Spooktacular” stories for ages 5 and younger.

Events at the Spartanburg County Public Libraries will adopt fall themes, said Margo Wilson, director of children’s services. The Headquarters library will host a puppet performance of “Little Red Riding Hood” mornings Oct. 24 – Oct 28, with a costume event Oct. 28.

“It is the cutest thing to watch the little kids come as bumblebees and monsters and ladybugs,” Wilson said. “We always look forward to it.”

The Cyrill-Westside Branch will feature an all-ages puppet show, “Froggy’s Halloween and The Perky Little Pumpkin,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 31.

Anderson County Library System events will also take a seasonal focus around Halloween, said Diane Smiley, head of youth services. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes.

On Tuesdays in October, the Anderson library offers Toddler Tales and Tunes for ages 18 months – 3 years. Wednesday features Books and Babies for children 18 months old and younger, and on Thursdays, there is Mini Maker Story Time, a preschool craft event.

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