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Haunted happenings at Hunstanton library

Widdy the Witch, otherwise known as town councillor Cecelia McAteer, flew in on her broom to entertain children in Hunstanton library on Saturday.

She was there to read scary stories - but not too scary - of Halloween evoking images of haunted houses, ghosts and ghouls, rattling skeletons and vampires.

The children entered enthusiastically into the spirit of the occasion with many wearing spooky costumes and frightening make-up.

Widdy Witch reads a spooky story (20401518)
Widdy Witch reads a spooky story (20401518)

It was a bit of early Halloween fun with the chance to make a range of Halloween related items such as lanterns, take part in a fancy dress parade and wear glitter tattoos of spooky Halloween characters.

“It’s a brilliant turn out with so many kids involved,” said library assistant, Lauren Thrower.

“We try to do lots of different things throughout the year as well as some regular events as well.We have Story Times and Play and Stay sessions where there are toys out in the library and parents can stay and enjoy a cup of tea”.

Rebecca Guymer gives Trixie Keeves a glitter tattoo
Rebecca Guymer gives Trixie Keeves a glitter tattoo

It is all part of a drive to encourage children to discover and enjoy books.

On Saturday, the library is holding a fireworks themed event and on November 16, there is to be an Alice in Wonderland tea party with games and cookies that can be decorated.

It is all in aid of the BBC’s Children in Need annual appeal.

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