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FRIENDS of the Library Halloween Party

Stop by the Ada Public Library Thursday as you Trick or Treat around town! The FRIENDS of the Ada Public Library will again be hosting a Halloween Party with FREE pizza and cookies, Haunted Hallway, and costume contest.

For more information and/or to join the FRIENDS group, stop by the Library to grab an application.

Spooky FREE fun at the Library

Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit?! Stop by the Ada Public Library next week for one of these fun and FREE events:

Monday 10/26, 3:30p.m. - 5p.m. Teen Zombie Party
Teens (6th-12th grades) will enjoy snacks, games, and gory fun. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Wednesday 10/28, 6p.m. "War of the Worlds" Radio Program
Enjoy light snacks and an auditory screening of HG Wells' infamous radio program from October 1938.

Tales of a haunted prison at Ada Public Library

By Amy Eddings

Imagine spending the night in a pitch-black, abandoned, 119-year-old prison, one with a reputation for being haunted. Now imagine doing this willingly, and paying good money for the opportunity, too. 


That’s what plenty of sane people do at the Ohio State Reformatory, the huge, castle-like structure in Mansfield that famously lent its brooding, forbidding presence to the hit 1994 movie, “The Shawshank Redemption,” starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. 

Want a good ghost story or two? Stop in at the Ada Public Library

It's October. Want a good scare or two? Ada Public Library can help.

Two library events this month offer interesting information and potential spooky stories. Here goes:

• On Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. join the library for a "Secrets of the Ohio State Reformatory" program. A volunteer from the Reformatory will share some spooky stories about the former prison.

• On Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. members of the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) will present a program of their experiences investigating the paranormal.

Both events are free and open to the public.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at the Ada Library

On Tuesday, October 6th the Ada Public Library will kick-off the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. In an attempt to spread the love of reading, and also encourage a successful start to your child’s education, we encourage you to embark on 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Sounds daunting, but if you read just 1 book/day, that’s 365 books in 1 year, 730 books in 2 years, or 1,095 books in 3 years.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Kids interested in letting their stuffed animals have a Sleepover party at the Ada Library with Ms. Natalie and Ms. Amanda should drop their stuffed animals off at the Library this Friday, September 25th between 3:30-4:30p.m.

The stuffed animals will enjoy an evening packed with games, storytime, popcorn and a movie, before we settle down for the night.

Any questions please contact Ms. Natalie or Ms. Amanda at the Library: 419-634-5246.