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Gloucester Library holds Halloween, ‘Noodling’ activities for children

The Gloucester Library has a couple of new children’s programs planned for the coming weeks, according to children’s coordinator Kathy Barrows.

On Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, the library will host a "Spooky Lot Trick or Treat" for ages 2-12 at the parking lot at the Point branch. The parking lot area near the library will be closed to traffic from 5:30-7 p.m., with children visiting each vehicle there for a "trunk-or-treating" adventure, Barrows said.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the activity will be moved to the library’s community room.

The week of Nov. 3-9, both branches of the Gloucester Library will hold a "Noodling" program for second through fifth graders. "We are trying a new approach and hope this will create some interest with the kids," Barrows said.


The staff will go through the collection and choose fun books that children may not normally find on their own: easy readers, non-fiction and ch...

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