Library Storytime -- Halloween


This library storytime for Halloween walks you through a lesson on skeletons, bats, spiders, and other Halloween symbols. Includes presentation scavenger hunt and printable list of recommended reads.


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  • new elementary librarians
  • elementary librarians on Specials rotation
  • secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
  • busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed storytime lessons

I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.


  • Recommended for: Grades K-2
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 43-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (1 page)
  • List of 20 recommended Halloween read-alouds (1 page)
  • Prep and set-up tips (1 page)
  • Lesson plan templates (5 pages)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages)


  • 2 nursery rhymes for Halloween
  • American sign language sign (link to video)–“Halloween”
  • Explanation of Halloween origins in the US
  • Halloween symbols–bats, spiders, costumes, candy, colors, ghosts, skeletons, and black cats


  • Fun facts and information about jack-o-lanterns, candy corn, bats, spiders, and skeletons
  • Vocabulary word: guano
  • 2 “Would-You-Rathers”
  • Halloween joke
  • 2 trivia questions and answers


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