Libraries bring people together at Halloween

More and more parents are taking children to Halloween events rather than door-to-door trick or treating. One of the most popular gatherings each year is hosted by Webster Parish Libraries.

“The annual Trunk or Treat community event is about bringing people together. It is a positive, family-friendly experience that brings so much joy to the children of Webster Parish,” said Kim Sentell, Director of Marketing for Webster Parish Libraries. “This year, the Minden, Doyline, and Springhill library branch locations held and participated in October festivities that, combined, were attended by more than 2,200 individuals. This is an excellent example of how community partnerships, such as those formed between Webster Parish Libraries and local businesses and organizations, can result in maximum benefit for our parish residents. When we work together, we can accomplish more.”

Sentell said these events do more than just give children a safe place to dress up and trick or treat.

“At the Trunk or Treat events, organizations unite to network and provide positive outreach services that give back to our community,” she said. “They share treats and goodies while advertising some of their products and services. These events could not have been possible without each of our community partners and the involvement of volunteers.” 

The library is here to serve all people within the parish, she continued. “And we hope parish residents continue to visit their local libraries, not just during festive occasions, but year-round to take advantage of the many library resources available.”

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