Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whole New (It’s Almost Halloween!) View

View of Davis Library around 10 AM Wednesday 10.29.14

With Halloween approaching fast, the Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College is continuing its celebration of the fall season by featuring an All Hallows Read display featuring a wide variety of spooky books and stories that are available in the Davis Library’s collections.
Indoor Campfire & "All Hallows Read" Book Display

All Hallows Read is a recent movement among reading enthusiasts and booksellers to encourage book-giving on Halloween. Research has shown that reading for pleasure is beneficial to the mental and physical well-being of both children and adults—a longer lasting treat than any piece of candy.

S'more Fun!--Indoor Campfire: Ghost Stories & Weird Tales
Frank McGarvey & students from the URG Theatre Program
In addition to Davis Library’s book display, last week the Friends of the Davis Library hosted a special ghost stories event featuring students enrolled in the university’s theatre department classes as well as professional storyteller Frank McGarvey from Columbus, Ohio. A few photos from that event are posted here and also on the Davis Library’s Facebook Page found at:

Some of the tales told at that event originated from local folklore. Consequently, Davis Library added a few new titles to its collection (see list below) that detail weird or scary stories from the Ohio Appalachian Region. These books are now on display at the Davis Library and are available for checked-out to our library users.

Enjoy a Happy and Safe Halloween!

If you want help finding a book to read for pleasure this Halloween or any time, please don’t be afraid to “Ask Us!

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