Check Out Halloween at County Library

Need a new Halloween haunt? Book on over to a County Library and find Halloween fun in and around the stacks. The County Library has something for nearly everyone in the days leading up to Halloween and even more on the spooky day itself.

Take your little ones to Baby Pumpkin Story Time or the Not-so-spooky Storytime and Halloween Parade. Drop off your tweens and teens at the Spooktacular Lock-in to find out what happens in the library after-hours. Or bring the whole gang for family night at a Halloween Carnival.

The County Library has Halloween events scheduled at branches all over the region. Take a look below and see what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Borrego Springs

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Family Halloween Bash
  • Costume contest with prizes, face painting, paper skull craft, pumpkin decorating, skeleton theater, trick or treating in parking lot and a candy giveaway.


Friday, Oct. 26

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Frankenstein Friday Craft
  • Art project using scissors, glue, green construction paper, markers and templates

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • 6 p.m.
  • Wizard of Oz Movie Family Fun
  • Movie with popcorn, candy and hot chocolate

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • All Day
  • Trick or Treat at the Library


Saturday, Oct. 27

  • 1 p.m.
  • Haunted Library in the Kids Room


Friday, Oct. 26

  • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Tween/Teen Spooktacular After-Hours Lock-In:
  • A night of frightful fun with pizza, crafts, games, prizes and more. Wear your best costume for a chance to win our grand prize. Sign up at the front desk, a signed permission slip is required to participate.

Boulevard 24/7 Library to Go Kiosk

Sunday, Oct. 28

  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • The kiosk shares a parking lot with the new Back Country Resource Center. Jacumba library staff will take part in the Resource Center’s Second Annual Trick or Treat Bay which will offer free games, candy, snack walk and costume contest.


Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • Trick or Treat all day

La Mesa

Friday, Oct. 26

  • 9:45 a.m.
  • The Library offers Not-so-spooky Storytime and a Halloween Parade for toddlers. Regular treats and those for children with allergies will be provided while supplies last.

Friday, Oct. 26

  • 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Zombies vs. unicorns scavenger hunt, fear factor food challenge, henna tattoos, prizes and more. Registration and parental permission slip required. Open to grades 6 – 12 only.

Wednesday, Oct 31

  • 6 p.m.
  • Children’s costume parade inside the library and trick-or-treating after regular toddler and preschool story times


Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • 4 p.m.
  • Slimer Spectacular: Ghostbuster-themed party for all ages


Saturday, Oct 27

  • 1 p.m.
  • National Charity League hosts a Halloween Carnival with games and candy.


Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • 4 – 6 p.m.
  • The Ramona Library takes part in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce event “Merchants Safe Trick-or-Treat.” The branch will join other locations on Main Street that will open their doors to hand out candy and other goodies to participating children.

Rancho Santa Fe

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Pumpkin Story Time for babies and toddlers. Bonus points for dressing up for Halloween.
Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact