Greenville library treats kids to 'spooktacular' fun

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - With costumes on and treat bags in hand, nearly 100 kids stormed a local library for some Halloween-themed stories and even a little bit of candy.

Sheppard Memorial Library in Greenville held their annual Spooktacular Story Time, welcoming kids into the library for some not-so-scary Halloween stories that were acted out in front of the children.

The event is planned to get kids 6 years and younger excited about the library and is part of an ongoing effort to get kids interested in reading.

"Halloween is a fun time of year, a lot of kids love to get dressed up, and so this is just another way to kind of show that, hey, we have books that deal with Halloween, we have a lot of things kids can enjoy at the library and it's just a fun community event, and we just like to reach out to the community," says Amber Winstead, the juvenile outreach librarian.

The event ends with a mini trick-or-treat through the library where kids received a pack of crayons as well as several other small gifts provided by the library.