In true librarian fashion, my trunk was all about reading. At first I wanted to do Haunted Library, but that was vetoed because it would have been too scary, so I regrouped and did Reading is a HOOT! I checked out over 30 owl (and other assorted bird) books from the public library and arranged them in my car, complete with these cute scrapbook paper owls that I made. I also cut out the letters on the Cricut. I'm becoming quite the Cricut addict. I really hope that there is one under the Christmas tree.
In addition to candy, I gave out bookmarks and stickers. I ran out of bookmarks pretty early, but several kids said things like, I love to read, when they picked them up, so that was pretty heartwarming. Little revelers received stickers instead, and one little ladybug even told me what the owl said - whoooot! It was adorable.
Most people took me for a teacher, but I was quick to correct them. I am a librarian people! Yes, that's a full time job (for some lucky people). Yes, you do need a master's degree. Yes, I do wear glasses and cardigans and pearls, and I shush people - so you better watch it mister!
Several people commented on all of the books that I had, and I did point out that I borrowed them from the library, and from what I heard back, there are a lot of library lovers out there. And there you see Doug in the background on Lucy duty. They both hung out and entertained the crowd.
I really wanted to decorate more, but I was running out of time and Doug made me quit, but I am already thinking about next year - Batty for Books! Or maybe Get Caught in a Good Book, with a giant spider web all over the back of my car. Oooh, the possibilities! Either way it will be a lot of fun. And my car was the best literacy-based vehicle out there, so yea me!
I hope that your Halloween was filled with lots of treats!